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Margaret Meacham
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Hoby Hobson has problems. The neighborhood bully, Hammerhead Jones, is waiting for the perfect chance to clobber him. Hoby's mother is pregnant, and she's been dancing around the house. And, on top of everything else, Hoby's just discovered an invisible boy living in a hammock in his backyard. Zirc Orflandu is from the future, and he's stranded in Hoby's time until he can ...more
Hardcover, 114 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House (first published September 2001)
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Lynn
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This may appeal to struggling fifth graders as they relate to being bullied, and thinking how cool it would be to have an invisible friend. The reading level, short length and large font also will help make this accessible to youngsters.
Meacham wove in alien words, and neatly allows the reader to understand them. But it is interesting that not only can Zirc speak English but write it as well (what if he had landed during another time, say pre-Columbus?) In the future, will ten-year olds still
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Pat Salvatini
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-2-4
Fifth grader Hoby Hobson is having problems – his mom is pregnant and he’s being tormented by the neighborhood bully. Now he’s helping Zirc Orflandu return to the 31st century. His parents, teachers, and friends are becoming worried about his increasingly odd behavior. Can he avoid getting clobbered by the bully while sending Zirc forward in time? The author uses well developed characters and Zirc’s colorful language help to propel the story along. The added Time Traveler’s Dictionary helps make ...more
Tamra
Nov 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I read the first 25 pages before I checked out. I loved Meacham's Fairy book, but this one I couldn't get into. Maybe because the main character is a boy or because it's trying to be a really-dumbed-down sci-fi book or because I just didn't like the writing in this one? Whatever the case, I unfortunately wasn't impressed.

Which is a shame. I wanted to be Margaret Meacham's biggest fan!
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Margaret Meacham is the award-winning author of fourteen novels for children and young adults, and a mystery novel set on the Chesapeake Bay. Her books include Oyster Moon which has recently been optioned for film by Green Films LLC, Secret of Heron Creek, Quiet! You’re Invisible, A Mid-Semester Night’s Dream, and A Fairy’s Guide to Understanding Humans. Her books are sold internationally, and two ...more

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