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I Was A Sixth Grade Alien (Sixth Grade Alien #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  256 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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2 hours 52 minutes, 2 cassettes

Aliens have finally made contact with Earth and have sent an ambassador—a single parent who brings along his kid, Pleskit. Because his father insists he mix with earthlings and attend public school, Pleskit becomes the world's first sixth grade alien. His initial attempts to fit in are hilariously catastrophi
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Published February 15th 2000 by Random House Audio Publishing Group (first published August 1st 1999)
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May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I need to find words equivalent to "delightful" and "charming" that work to describe boy books.

I'm doing a project on books that would interest reluctant boy readers. I picked this book up at the library figuring it would interest 9-12 year old boys(come on, aliens!), but didn't expect to enjoy it much myself, but the book really surpassed my expectations, turning out to be quite fun. Fun and different and a decent little read. It contained fart jokes here and there (to the delight of the intend
I'm glad I read this. It was funny, action-packed, and not heavy at all on plot or character development, plot structure or believability. I don't know if the Newbery committee would warrant to wipe their arses on this book, had they the chance. And yet, the characters, both purple Pleskit and his new earthling friend, Tim, felt real enough. Some characters had funny names - my favourite being Mikta Makta Mukta. Try saying that 10 times without busting out laughing! The fact that Pleskit came fr ...more
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: boys 3rd-8th gr.
Shelves: science-fiction
CIP: When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador’s son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.

A sure-fire hit for boys (and even girls) that love space alien stories! The main character and visiting alien are put in hilarious situations and manage to find their own way out of trouble by solving a mystery. This should also hook readers into the concept of series and have them wanting to read the rest in this se
This is by a long shot the very best science fiction novel I have ever read. Never mind how juvenile it is, I LOVE IT! The hole weird flavor of the story was so interesting and new to read when I first read the book in third grade. Soon after I kept on reading the hole series and I started reading some of Bruce Covilles other novels, like the "my teacher is an alien" series and it was out of this world! I would recommend this book to any young adult or child reader that is interested in really r ...more
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written commentary about the state of affairs in America, both politically and socially. Coville apparently carries a strong disdain for -isms and corruption, which he demonstrates by writing a seemingly simple children's story. This is some pretty intense stuff for 8-12 year olds, and I love it.
R Leitner
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, and the ensuing series, is a great introduction to "lite" science fiction. The series reads a lot like a tv-show, which, in fact, it was. It's fast paced and humorous, and the experiences and characters are close enough to reality, (new cultures, humanistic personality types), that children can relate to them.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay. It was a good listen because it made me laugh at times, but it was nothing like what I was expecting. I was looking forward to it after reading "My teacher is an alien", but I was disappointed. I won't continue with this series.
Jennifer Kim
When I know the story of this book, I can't imagine it. because this story is about the alien who is going to school. His name is Pleskit, the son of the first alien ambassador to earth. I like this book. It is interesing.
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This would be a great book for my boys. There are enough fart and belch references to last them all day long. I'm not interested in reading more in the series myself, but I would certainly recommend it to some of my boys.
Kaelyn Grant
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine if Aliens came to earth and the first student on earth is in your class. - loved it!
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fun!
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting for children, I guess.
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really wierd!!!!!!!!!!
This was a fun, though very episodic installment. My boys enjoyed it.
Jun 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Valerie by: Ian
Shelves: for-the-boys
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