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Pi in the Sky

By Wendy Mass (Hardcover Book, 2013)
Joss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. His older brothers help his dad rule the cosmos, but all Joss gets to do is deliver pies. That's right: pies. Of course, these pies actually hold the secrets of the universe between their buttery crusts, but they're still pies.

Joss is happy to let his older brothers shine. He has plenty to keep his hands full: attempting to improve his bowling score; listening to his best friend, Kal, try (and fail) to play the drums; and exploring his ever-changing home, The Realms. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss is tasked with the seemingly impossible job of bringing it back. With the help of Annika, an outspoken girl from Earth, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime...and learns that the universe is an even stranger place than he'd imagined.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers comes a world-hopping tale that leads the reader deep into the heart of the mysteries of time and space. Plus, there's pie.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316089166

    • On Sale Date: 06/11/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Joss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. His older brothers help his dad rule the cosmos, but all Joss gets to do is deliver pies. That's right: pies. Of course, these pies actually hold the secrets of the universe between their buttery crusts, but they're still pies.

Joss is happy to let his older brothers shine. He has plenty to keep his hands full: attempting to improve his bowling score; listening to his best friend, Kal, try (and fail) to play the drums; and exploring his ever-changing home, The Realms. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss is tasked with the seemingly impossible job of bringing it back. With the help of Annika, an outspoken girl from Earth, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime...and learns that the universe is an even stranger place than he'd imagined.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers comes a world-hopping tale that leads the reader deep into the heart of the mysteries of time and space. Plus, there's pie.

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, and Every Soul a Star. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.
  • * "Full of fascinating science and clever humor, Mass's story shines as bright as the stars of Joss's universe. A high-stakes extraterrestrial adventure that's as exciting as it is fun."
    ( Publishers Weekly, starred review ).

  • "Could be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for kids...Science and absurdity frolic together to gleeful effect." (Kirkus).

  • "The humorous banter and interesting physics factoids keep readers entertained...Mass's latest [is] a unique, mind-stretching title for science-fiction lovers, and the entertaining high jinks and evolving relationship between Joss and Annika give it an even wider appeal."
    (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for The Candymakers:
    "A real page-turner...Give this mouthwatering confection to children who like Trenton Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society." (School Library Journal).

  • "[R]eveals a multitude of mysteries...Attentive, candy-loving readers will be richly rewarded."
    (Booklist).

  • "Earnest and sweet, with enough salty twists not to taste saccharine." (Kirkus).

  • "The novel satisfies without being sticky-sweet." (The Horn Book).

  • Praise for Every Soul a Star:
    * "Readers who...like Lynne Rae Perkins's Cris Cross and Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl books will also enjoy this." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • Praise for Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life:
    Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Fall 2006
    Book Sense Children's Pick for Winter
    Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection
    * "Soulful...one not to miss." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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Pi in the Sky
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316089166
  • On Sale Date: 06/11/2013
Pi in the Sky