William Alexander

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September 2015, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 256 pp

Gabe Fuentes is in for the ride of his life when he becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this alien sci-fi adventure from the National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets.

Gabe Fuentes expects to spend his summer the way he usually does: helping with his toddler siblings, and building model rockets with his best friend, but his plans drastically change when a purple creature called the Envoy invites Gabe to become Earth’s Ambassador to the rest of the galaxy. He learns about alien communication, escapes alien assassins, and finds out that his undocumented parents are in danger of deportation. Can Gabe survive long enough to solve two sets of alien problems?


KIRKUS – “Physics lovers will enjoy this clever series opener—but so will those who enjoy comedy, politics, diplomacy or strange-looking aliens.”


  • Winner of the 2015 Eleanor Cameron Award
  • Finalist for the International Latino Book Award
  • Junior Library Guild Selection