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At the time My Teacher Is an Alien was published, there wasn’t much science fiction published for that age group,” he says. “It wasn’t believed kids read science fiction. That book really changed that opinion to some extent because it was so successful. ” 60 Coville thinks the title alone had a lot to do with the book’s success. Obviously, he says, the title held a lot of appeal to many school students who firmly believe their teachers are, in reality, hideous green monsters. He says, “When My Teacher Is an Alien came out it took off like a rocket.
My Teacher Flunked the Planet is more than just an adventure in space. In many of his books, Coville has his characters make comments about social issues, such as violence, cruelty, the high divorce rate, and war. In My Teacher Is an Alien, Peter and Susan discuss why Broxholm would want to kidnap five children. Perhaps, Peter suggests, they want to study young people to find out why adults fight so much. “Think about it,” said Peter again. “Maybe these people are really peaceful. ” 62 In My Teacher Flunked the Planet, Peter, Susan, and Duncan have been entrusted with the job of convincing the Interplanetary Council to spare Earth from destruction.
I do not expect a child to read my picture books and suddenly discover the secret of the universe,” says the author, adding: I do hope that something from my works will tuck itself away in the child’s mind, ready to present itself as a piece of the puzzle on some future day when he or she is busy constructing a view of the world that will provide at least a [small amount] of hope and dignity. This may seem like a long-term goal and a minimal result for the work involved, but I am, after all, a teacher.