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Pi in the Sky

By Wendy Mass (Trade Paperback, 2014)
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: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316089173

    • On Sale Date: 04/15/2014

    • 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.
  • Praise for Every Soul a Star:
    [star] "Readers who like quietly self-reflective novels like Lynne Rae Perkins's Criss Cross and Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl books will also enjoy this compelling and through-provoking story." - School Library Journal, starred review

    "Confirming her mastery of the middle-grade novel, Mass combines astronomy and storytelling for a well-balanced look at friendships and the role they play in shaping identity." - Publishers Weekly

    Praise for Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall
    "Funny, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking, this story will entertain and inspire readers."
    --School Library Journal

    Praise for Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life:
    "This exquisitely executed plot twist, combined with an ending that requires a few tissues, makes this soulful novel one not to miss."
    --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Praise for Leap Day:
    "Highlights the potentially life-altering results of our most fleeting daily interactions."
    --The Horn Book

    Praise for A Mango-Shaped Space:
    ALA Schneider Family Award

    "From the moment I read a story by Wendy Mass I knew she was a writer to watch."
    --Judy Blume

  • "Finally, confirmation of what I've long suspected, that pie is the secret of life. Wendy Mass has written a wonderfully wacky book that will leave you hungry for more." (Pseudonymous Bosch, author of The Name of This Book Is Secret).

  • * "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).

  • "Wendy Mass is a treasure. Read her books and you'll be the richer for it." (Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society).

  • Praise for The Candymakers:
    A New York Times Bestseller
    "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).

  • 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: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316089173
  • On Sale Date: 04/15/2014
Pi in the Sky