Holly Farb
and the Princess of the Galaxy

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy cover

Illustration copyright © 2017 by Goro Fujita. All rights reserved.

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Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can’t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way. The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong.

Unfortunately Holly’s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she’s the princess they’ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on an alien pirate ship together with her teacher, Mr. Mendez, and Chester, the most annoying boy in her class. Now all she has to do is escape the pirates, find the missing princess, and get back to Earth in time for her big test on Friday.

But it turns out that space is a pretty big place, and before they can go home, Holly, Chester, and Mr. Mendez must face down space cruise liners, bounty hunters, giant worms, perky holograms, cosmic board games, sinister insectoid librarians, and a robot who is learning how to lie.

Between running from space pirates, defying the President of the Universe, and meeting a host of rather unusual new friends, Holly starts to wonder if there might be more to life than being top of the class after all.

Info

Publisher:
Aladdin / Simon & Schuster
Release:
June 6th, 2017
Genre:
Science Fiction
Ages:
8+
Goodreads

Between running from space pirates, defying the President of the Universe, and meeting a host of rather unusual new friends, Holly starts to wonder if there might be more to life than being top of the class after all.

An intergalactic romp filled with humor and adventure . . . A highly entertaining novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

School Library Journal

The adventure is narrated by a snarky storytelling robot who addresses readers as "pointless humans" and offers intermittent humorous observations of human behavior aimed squarely at a middle-grade audience. An enjoyable, imaginative sci-fi debut.

Kirkus Reviews

Her successful quest for friends and self-esteem should, as the sneering storytelling robot who narrates her exploits puts it, "prove relatable even to a sack of meat such as yourself."

Booklist

One of the true stars of this novel is the storytelling robot who narrates this adventure and adds sardonic asides about human behavior; a sequel ... would be welcome indeed.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books