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Too Many Interesting Things Are Happening to Ethan Fairmont

By Nick Brooks (Author)

Series Ethan Fairmont

Price$16.99

Pub Date 11/14/2023

ISBN 9781454947103

Format Hardcover, Jacketed

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Too Many Interesting Things Are Happening to Ethan Fairmont

by Nick Brooks
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OVERVIEW
Nick Brooks, award-winning filmmaker and author of Promise Boys, mixes out-of-this-world sci-fi with contemporary themes of friendship, community, and social justice in this hit middle-grade series.
 
Ferrous City is suddenly a lot more interesting—in fact, a little too interesting for Ethan Fairmont.

Ethan’s beloved neighborhood is full of new faces. Lifelong residents are being priced out of their homes, and new businesses are replacing old favorites. At school, Ethan finds a rival in new-kid Fatima, an inventor who is just as science savvy as him. She even has TWO patents! Then there’s the mysterious real estate agent with way too many questions for Ethan. Not to mention the extraterrestrial-obsessed Jodie and his “Aliens Are Here” club.
 
It’s all too much for Ethan and he begins to miss Cheese, his adorable six-eyed alien pal, even more. Fortunately for Ethan and his friends Kareem and Juan Carlos, distraction comes in the form of a top-secret project. Cheese left a communication device under Ethan’s bed before exiting the planet. There’s just one problem: they can’t figure out how it works!
 
As Ferrous City continues to change and eyes are everywhere, will the trio be able to keep their secret and reach Cheese, or is something nefarious brewing right next door?
 
E.T. meets Stranger Things in the second title of this unforgettable sci-fi adventure series, perfect for readers ages 8 to 12.
PRAISE
“Along with having his protagonist grapple with issues of trust and impending change, Brooks models healthy interrelationships in this sequel; his young people and parents speak frankly about their concerns and feelings, show sincere care for others, and are willing to apologize for social miscues . . . . The end brings satisfaction as well as the promise of more “interesting things” in Ethan’s future.” —Booklist
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Nick Brooks is an author and award-winning filmmaker. His short film Hoop Dreamin’ earned him the George Lucas Scholar Award and he was a finalist in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Film Fest. His short film Bee won the James Bridges and Jack Larson Award for Writing and Directing and premiered at the American Black Film Festival. A rising star, Brooks is poised to be a breakout author with his debut middle-grade novel, Nothing Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont, and his YA debut title, Promise Boys. Nick currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and is originally from Washington, D.C. Visit Nick at thenickbrooks.com.

Title Details

Pages 224 pages

Trim 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range 8 to 12