My Teacher Is an Alien
Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien!
At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for the...more
One of the things I'd forgotten was that this book is written from the perspective of a sixth grade girl named Susan. In my opinion, her gender wasn't all that important to the story, but it's interesting to note that Coville chose to write from a gir ...more
Overall, I thought the plot was a bit silly, but I liked it anyway. I see, now that I've gone on Goodreads to post this review, that this is just the first book in the My Teacher is an ...more
2. I would reccommend this book to my brother Mohamed. I would reccommend ...more
This science fiction book is about an alien that comes to Earth, poses as a teacher, and has a plan to abduct students for study. The main character, Susan, discovers he is an alien and the book unfolds with her attempting to foil the aliens plan. The book is not very long, but very easy to read. The dialogue includes internal monologue from the main character.
This book can be used to discuss unlikely friends (Peter and Susan), the possibility of aliens, or the process of ...more
Perhaps most importantly, this book ...more
I was an avid reader when I was younger so when my teacher started reading it, I got my hands on my own copy as quickly as possible to finish it up. When I first read it, I pictured my own school in place of the action of the book. The halls they walked down were the same halls I explored. I'm not sure why my 8/9 year old brain went there but I sup ...more
Using sci-fi and aliens- this book could be used as a metaphor for what it can feel like being a kid- not being believed by adults, not being able to talk to adults, trying to tackle big problems on your own...
I really like everything I've read by this author. His books came out when I was the right age for them, bu ...more
The plot is very simple and the story is funny but the illustrations are horrible.
Overall, I am excited to (again) read the next three books.
Teaming up with the class nerd and bully, they set out to find the proof and save themselves before that are kidnapped and taken to another world.
This fun book is perfect for school agers 8 to 12.
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Ready, Set, Play that Sousa march! Friends face dangers together! This is a wild, wacky book with aliens, bullies, danger . . . and piccolos? I listened to the well-read CD, but as suspense mounted, I switched to reading the book -- both versions wonderful, and the illustrations added nicely. I'm going to suggest this to friends with young readers, but I'll also read the series myself because good books know no age limit.