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Aug. 15 1991
The third title set in this US school where children mysteriously disappear and the teachers are aliens. This one is told through the voice of Peter - already taken by aliens to their planet.
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Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1950. Before getting published he earned his living as a toymaker, a gravedigger, a cookware salesman, an assembly line worker, and finally as an elementary school teacher. Bruce has published more than 100 books, which have appeared in over a dozen countries around the world and sold more than 16 million copies. Among his most popular titles are My Teacher Is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and The Monster’s Ring. In 2001 he founded Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company dedicated to creating unabridged, full cast recordings of the best in children’s and young adult literature. Bruce lives in Syracuse with his wife, Katherine, who has illustrated many of his books. For more information about Bruce, check out --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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So there we were-Susan Simmons, Duncan Dougal, and me, Peter Thompson-sitting in an alien spaceship the size of New Jersey, waiting to learn how we were supposed to save the world, when Susan said, "All right, Peter, give." Read the first page
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By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
My Teacher Glows in the Dark is the third book in Bruce Coville's My Teacher series. While these books are written primarily for a 4th-6th grade audience, I as an adult have had a lot of fun reading them. I especially love Coville's way of presenting each story in the series. The series revolves around three pretty normal kids on Earth - the smart and brave Susan Simmons, nerdy dreamer Peter Thompson, and bully turned nice guy with newly-acquired brain-fried intelligence Duncan Dougal. Susan narrated the first book in the series, My Teacher is an Alien, wherein she discovers that her new teacher is an alien and joins up with Peter to stop him from kidnapping five students. Duncan narrated the second book, My Teacher Fried My Brains, in which we see inside his unhappy life, come to understand why he lashes out at people the way he does, and admire his effort to turn over a new leaf in life with the help of an artificially-advanced intelligence. Now, in My Teacher Glows in the Dark, it is Peter's turn to tell a part of the story.
While this is book three of the series, it actually fills in the gap separating books one and two. Peter left with the alien Broxholm at the end of book one and showed up back on earth at the end of book two, and now we get to hear what he has been doing up in space over the course of the earth's summer. I found this to be the most enjoyable book of the series so far; instead of dealing with an alien among humans, we now have a human among aliens, and this makes for a decidedly entertaining read. We meet all kinds of aliens, learn a few things about a few of their cultures, and get to see all kinds of alien technology in use. In addition to this, the human side of the story takes on much more significance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs glasses when you're in space? Jan. 2 1998
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Peter Thompson, the veneriable "nerd". Always picked upon by Duncan Dougal, and generally shunned by Susan Simmons. In this extreme departure from the "My teacher is an alien" series, the whole story takes place on an alien spacecraft. Peter has since been missing from earth ever since his departure in "My teacher is an Alien" and his little brain chat with Douglas' mind in "My teacher fried my brain". This story explains just what went on through Peter's eyes during all of that... to perfectly string all three books together. The wild, imaginary aliens, and the new threat to earth. Will Peter be the one to talk the "council" out of frying the earth!? Find out in this wonderfully weird and fascinating third installment in the "My teacher is an Alien" series. I reccomend this to everyone! -Alex M.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good. Jan. 13 1998
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I liked this book. It had good characters, a good plot, and tied all books in the My Teacher Is An Alien series together very well. However, some things were exceedingly unrealistic. A good example is the captain of the spaceship. For anyone who doesn't know, this captain is a sort of fish tank like box who can speak and think, and supposedly his species from his planet are advanced enough to join the League of Worlds. This is utterly ridiculous. The only thing that sets us humans apart from is one gesture: thumb to finger. Even if a box had a brilliant idea, he would not be able to carry it out because he would have no way to carry it out. He could not get the supplies, put them together use his invention, because he cannot grip. I rest my case.
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