Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

By: Frank Boyce
Location: Boy
Genre: Aliens- Humans, Sci Fi and Family + Humour

"Wholly original and exceptionally funny" Bookseller Book of the Month

"A touching tale...with wild humor and panache" 
The Telegraph

If I had to find ten things worth seeing or doing on Earth to save the planet what would they be? 
Mine are as follows
Hmmm- First- listen to a huge choir singing African music! Yes that would be number one! Second- going up the Southern alps and watching a sunset- mountains and the sun- that would be worth saving. Number Three- Watching a bunch of men from a fishing village working together to gather the nets in while they sing- and the whole village coming to help-. Number Four- the birth of a baby. Number Five- Watching a boy play with his puppy- who could destroy that! Number Six- A multi generational family- eating, laughing, singing playing and being together- GOLD! Number Seven- A bunch of giraffes lopping across the savanna towards the elephants who are playing in the mud! Number Eight- a mother breast feeding her child. Number Nine- get lost in the wilderness of New Zealand- no-one would have the heart to destroy that beauty and my finale- Number Ten- invite them home to our place for dinner- with my whole family- so they can see what love looks like!

The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog.


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