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The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: HiLo Series, Book 1
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"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN Take off on an action packed adventure with HILO Book 1! Dog Manmeets Big Nate in this hilarious New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids love! BOOM! CLANG! CRASH! D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't 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 space robot). Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo! "More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author "Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series "A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer "A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times "A Total BLAST." —Miami Herald * "A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review * "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review * "A must-have."School Library Journal, Starred Review"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."The New York Times"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"—Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
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      • bioText: JUDD WINICK grew up on Long Island, where he spent countless hours doodling, reading X-Men comics and the newspaper strip Bloom County, and watching Looney Tunes. Today, Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pam Ling; their two kids; and their cat, Chaka. When Judd isn't collecting far more action figures and vinyl toys than a normal adult, he is a screenwriter and an award-winning cartoonist. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars, and was head writer on the Hulu network's animated series, The Awesomes. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at www.juddwinick.com.
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"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Take off on an action packed adventure with HILO Book 1! Dog Manmeets Big Nate in this hilarious New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids love!

BOOM! CLANG! CRASH! D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't 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 space robot).

Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
"Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
"A Total BLAST." —Miami Herald

* "A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

* "A must-have."School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."The New York Times
"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"—Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
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      • source: Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz and Eisner awards and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
      • content: "High energy and HILARIOUS!"
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      • source: Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
      • content: "Fast paced, FURIOUSLY FUNNY, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."
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      • source: Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner
      • content: "HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."
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      • source: Kirkus Reviews, starred review
      • content: "Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone."
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      • source: School Library Journal, starred review
      • content: "Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue coupled with colorful illustrations and plenty of action makes this A MUST-HAVE for all children's graphic novel collections."
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      • source: Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
      • content: "[A] lively and entertaining ADVENTURE with enough risk to give it heft and plenty of solid friendship to keep readers buoyed... Lush, bright colors and a freewheeling approach to panels create an immersive environment."
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      • source: Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
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      • content: avin6 - It's about Hilo fill down from the sky he came form space I think you will like it
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        July 6, 2015
        While D.J. Lim’s friends and family are all “awesome at something,” the 10-year-old sees himself as average and boring. That’s until Hilo, a boy with superpowers, crash lands on planet Earth, making D.J.’s life anything but dull. Although Hilo can fly and shoot lasers from his hands, he’s clueless when it comes to normal things like food and clothing, forcing D.J. to look after the shaggy-haired dynamo like he would a puppy. Hilo can’t recall where he came from, but his memories slowly return as he, D.J., and D.J.’s friend Gina contend with giant robotic insects that herald something more sinister. Winick keeps the action flowing while giving his characters authentic motivations and including numerous jokes and recurring gags (Hilo’s favorite human greeting is the terrified “Aaahh!” he and D.J. exchanged when they met). Though Winick’s comic-strip lookalike cartoons are a tad generic, he creates a rousing adventure with a diverse cast (D.J.’s family is of Asian descent, while Gina’s is African-American), and a cliffhanger ending should leave readers anticipating the next book, due in spring 2016. Ages 8–12. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House.

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        Starred review from July 15, 2015
        Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. D.J. isn't good at anything. He has two brothers and two sisters who have miles of accomplishments among them, and the only thing he considers himself adept at was a friendship with neighbor Gina...but she moved away three years ago. One day, D.J. meets a peculiar, sunny, towheaded boy who has apparently landed on Earth wearing nothing but silver underpants and recalling nothing of his previous life. D.J. immediately befriends him, and the duo becomes a threesome when Gina moves back to town. Over time, the boy's memory starts to return. He recalls his name, Hilo, and how he came to Earth-and that there are dangerous robots that could annihilate the entire planet. Although D.J. may not have a list of skills he can tick off on his fingers, he learns something more important: not only is he loyal, he is brave. Winick has concocted a universally appealing tale with bright, expressive illustrations that gently reminds readers that in this era of overscheduling and insistence on perfection, sometimes just being true to yourself is important enough. D.J. and his family are Asian-American, Gina and hers are African-American, and Caucasian-looking extraterrestrial Hilo nicely rounds out the graphic novel's diversity. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        Starred review from August 1, 2015

        Gr 2-5-Daniel Jackson Lim, aka DJ, is an ordinary boy in a family of overachievers. He meets Hilo, a robot boy who fell to Earth from space and doesn't know where he came from or what he is doing on this planet. DJ, along with his best friend, Gina, help Hilo unlock the secrets of his past and stop the destruction of the planet. The first installment in this graphic novel series is a fast-paced adventure that is beautifully illustrated in full color and aimed at readers who would love to have a superhero friend. Captivating, silly, tender, and, most importantly, funny, this title will be popular with all readers-from reluctant to avid. The strength of friendship and cooperation is a theme throughout. With a cliff-hanger ending, the book will have kids eager for the sequel. VERDICT Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue coupled with colorful illustrations and plenty of action make this a must-have for all children's graphic novel collections.-Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MN

        Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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      • source: Booklist
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        October 15, 2015
        Grades 2-5 D. J. is the only ordinary person in his family. The one special thing about him was his friendship with Gina, but then she moved away. When a boy named Hilo mysteriously crashes to earth with no memory of who he is or where he came from, and gigantic alien monsters start attacking, D. J. finds his life becoming a lot more extraordinary. Winick, the celebrated creator of Pedro & Me (2000), turns his focus to kids' comics in this fun sci-fi adventure. There are somber bitsD. J.'s feelings of inadequacy, Hilo's fractured memories of battlebut, overall, the tone is cheerful and exciting. Readers will love the interactions between D. J. and Hilo, and all the running around after various monsters makes for a fast read that stays age-appropriate. The art is colorful and detailed, without being cluttered, and D. J.'s world is realistic, which makes the interactions with out-of-this-world Hilo all the more amusing. This is a great addition to graphic novel collections that should have a broad appeal.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate meets Bone in HILO-the hilarious, action-packed New York Times Bestselling 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 doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't 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 Awards—including the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"—Neil...
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