Elvis Is Missing #1

Author Bruce Hale
Illustrated by Luke Séguin-Magee
Blast off into space and come along for an intergalactic mystery—with plenty of pizza—in this first book of the illustrated chapter book series, Outer Space Mystery Pizza Club!

It’s another ordinary Friday night in the suburbs for the Garcia-Jackson family: Mateo and Valentina’s favorite show is on TV. Mateo’s best friend, Booker, is over. And their babysitter, Jennica, is definitely keeping an eye on them and not playing with her phone.

But when Elvis, the family’s dog, bolts out of the house, barking uncontrollably at someone—or something—in the backyard, the kids go investigate…only to watch Elvis disappear through a mysterious portal!

The three kids, with their babysitter in tow, have no choice but to follow him—adventuring through deep space, where they’ll encounter aliens, dodge asteroids, and defy gravity—as they attempt to find their furry best friend (and make it back home before bedtime!).

Illustrator Luke Séguin-Magee brings this hilarious story to life with out-of-this-world black-and-white spot art.
Bruce Hale has performed extensively on stage and on television and is a popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for both children and adults. From picture books to novels and graphic novels, Bruce has written and/or illustrated over fifty books for kids. His popular series include the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries, among others. These days, Bruce lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, his sweet mutt, Riley, and his massive collection of hats. View titles by Bruce Hale

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Blast off into space and come along for an intergalactic mystery—with plenty of pizza—in this first book of the illustrated chapter book series, Outer Space Mystery Pizza Club!

It’s another ordinary Friday night in the suburbs for the Garcia-Jackson family: Mateo and Valentina’s favorite show is on TV. Mateo’s best friend, Booker, is over. And their babysitter, Jennica, is definitely keeping an eye on them and not playing with her phone.

But when Elvis, the family’s dog, bolts out of the house, barking uncontrollably at someone—or something—in the backyard, the kids go investigate…only to watch Elvis disappear through a mysterious portal!

The three kids, with their babysitter in tow, have no choice but to follow him—adventuring through deep space, where they’ll encounter aliens, dodge asteroids, and defy gravity—as they attempt to find their furry best friend (and make it back home before bedtime!).

Illustrator Luke Séguin-Magee brings this hilarious story to life with out-of-this-world black-and-white spot art.

Author

Bruce Hale has performed extensively on stage and on television and is a popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for both children and adults. From picture books to novels and graphic novels, Bruce has written and/or illustrated over fifty books for kids. His popular series include the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries, among others. These days, Bruce lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, his sweet mutt, Riley, and his massive collection of hats. View titles by Bruce Hale

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