Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
- Publish Date: 2015-09-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Judd Winick
Calvin and HobbesÂ meets Big Nate meets BoneÂ in HILO-the hilarious, action-packedÂ New York Times BestsellingÂ GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids AND critics love! A Total BLAST, says the Miami Herald!
D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo doesnât know where he came from, or what heâs doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasnât the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school? Find out in HILO-a laugh-out-loud, epic story of friendship! Adventure! (And the occasionaly mutant robot ant).
Praise for HILO
* Children's Choice 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year!
* Nominated for multiple State Awardsâincluding the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!
âMore giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane AustenââNeil Gaiman, bestselling author
âEvery kid would love a pal like HILO, andÂ every kid will love this book!âÂ âLincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
âHILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.â âJeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more.âJeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
Action-packed...and amazing fun!âBrad Meltzer, bestsellingÂ author of the Ordinary People Change the World seriesÂ
HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love.--Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner
High energy and HILARIOUS!--Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Â Young People's Literature
A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space.â âSeth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* Universally appealing. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots.âKirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* A must-have.âSchool Library Journal, Starred Review
The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years.Â Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family.âhttp://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
A total blast.âThe Miami Herald
A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family.âThe New York Times
My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!âColby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub