Space Race

Eleven year old Thomas Derwent is moving Not to another town or city, but to another planet He and his father have completed their research mission on Earth, and are returning to The Other Place, the planet of Ormingat, where they came from five years ago It was so long ago that Thomas can t remember anything about his life there All he knows is his life on Earth, andEleven year old Thomas Derwent is moving Not to another town or city, but to another planet He and his father have completed their research mission on Earth, and are returning to The Other Place, the planet of Ormingat, where they came from five years ago It was so long ago that Thomas can t remember anything about his life there All he knows is his life on Earth, and he can t imagine leaving the places and people he loves so much Then Thomas becomes separated from his father, and the decision of whether to stay or to go becomes his Which will he choose
Space Race Eleven year old Thomas Derwent is moving Not to another town or city but to another planet He and his father have completed their research mission on Earth and are returning to The Other Place the

  • Title: Space Race
  • Author: Sylvia Waugh
  • ISBN: 9780440417149
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Space Race”

    1. 1. Science Fiction2. Alien Thomas (aka Tonitheen on the planet Ormingat) and his father Patrick (aka Vateelin on the planet Ormingat) are done with their work on planet Earth. They have to leave the life they have known for five years and return to Ormingat; this story chronicles their not-so-easy journey as fake humans trying to get back to their planet.3. A. PlotB. The narrative structure is straight forward, present tense with one major flashback written in italics. This allows the reader no [...]

    2. This is an ok book. I give this boom 3 stars because it gets a little confusing. I guess I would recommend this book for kids. It wouldn't really be interesting for adults. But if you like a fiction boom then I would say go read it.

    3. 1. I didn't really like "Space Race" by Sylvia Waugh. I say this because I didn't like the problem. For example, Thomas the main character's dad wants to go back to their home planet Ormingat,page 32 and Thomas doesn't want and I think that problem is really boring and that problem never gets solved because in the end he does go back. Also I didn't like this book because it went at a very slow pace like Thomas and his dad's journey just to get to their spaceship, page 1-241.2. Someone who would [...]

    4. A new neighbor moves in next to you. You go over to say hey to find them acting quite normal. But little did you know: they come from outer space. This story is about an eleven year old English boy named Thomas Derwent lived in a small town. Thomas and his friend play everyday at school as any two boys would. Thomas moved to the town with his dad when he was six, no mother, just a dad. His neighbor acted as his mother for the duration of his stay in England. After five years, Thomas' father tell [...]

    5. Genre: Science FictionThomas and his father Patrick are aliens. Patrick tells Thomas that they will be leaving Earth to return to The Other Place, Thomas is afraid to leave the only home he has ever known and the people he cares about. After getting separated from his father Thomas must choose whether he wants to stay on Earth or return to The Other Place with his father. PlotThomas finds himself in a very unique situation; he is being forced to move by his parent, but not to another city or cou [...]

    6. First book in the "Ormingat" trilogy, Space Race is a unique a fun read. On the whole this series is well written; the language is fresh and fluid, and filled with realistic characters and quirky humor. This series deals a lot with the themes of "outsiderism", what family is, and choosing loyalties. Without these ideas, this series would fall flat as just another sci-fi novel. It is very much akin in style to the Harry Potter series, with exploration of very different content.

    7. A kid's book I picked up at the beach house. It is about a father and son alien who have lived with humans for a few years and now need to return home. The kid grew up as an earthling and is having a hard time coping with the idea of returning to an unknown home. Cute idea, but not very well written. It seemed to drag out details that were uninteresting and breeze past where more detail and explaining was needed.

    8. This has got to be one of the most boring books for kids I've read in a long time. My son (10 years old) read it for a book report and kept telling me that there was nothing to say because nothing happened. I didn't believe him, so I read it myself -- and he was right! It was 241 pages of boredom! We had trouble coming up with enough material to fill a one-page book report. Snnooooooooozzzze.

    9. Thomas and his father live a quiet life in a small English village, but they are much more than they seem: they are aliens from the planet of Ormingat on a secret and peaceful mission. The trouble begins when they are separated on their way to their camouflaged spaceship for their return home. A lovely story about friendship, loyalty and hope.

    10. A very good story about James and his father who live in Britain, but must return to their planet Ormingat. On their way to the spaceship, they get separated and strange things happen to them both.I really liked this. It was warm and comfortable somehow. There is a sequel, I will read next!

    11. I really enjoyed this science fiction novel about an alien dad and son whose time to leave Earth has arrived.

    12. This is a wonderful book for children who are interested in sci-fi. It also touches on issues of abandonment, friendship, being different, and self-reliance.

    13. This book was surprisingly delightful. It's not easy being an alien who must return home when all you can remember is earth.

    14. I liked the diminishing part because it seemed like Vatileen and Tonitheen were disappearing but they really got really really small.

    15. A pretty decent start to science fiction for a 10 year old. i thought there would be more parts in space, though so i was mildly dissapointed.

    16. I read it as a kid so many times that i don't remember. Beautiful story: a boy and his father are separated before reaching their goal, and try to meet again before the time runs out.

    17. A gem of a story, totally delightful, imaginative, and emotionally true. I was absolutely enchanted. This would be a wonderful family read-aloud!

    18. The book is awsome. It was assigned to us for RLA and it's one of the best books I've ever read. I also heard there is a sequel.

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