Who Goes Home?

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Random House Children's Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
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This conclusion to the Ormingat Trilogy brings together past events and people who share an understanding of the mystery of Ormingat. The story begins with a tragedy averted. How will it end? Who goes home?

Like Patrick in Space Race and Matthew and Alison in Earthborn, Steven is a visitor from the planet Ormingat, sent to live temporarily on Earth with a human family. When his earthly son Jacob is born with a fatal immune deficiency, however, Steven cannot watch his son die, and calls upon his secret extraterrestrial connections to save the boy. With the help of a protective shield from Ormingat, Jacob does survive, but he grows up secluded, frustrated, and without friends. When Steven is forced to tell Jacob of his identity and involve him in his work, Jacob resents the intrusion of this alien world. Jacob never asked for more than a normal human life, yet it’s the one thing Steven can never give him.

Meanwhile, the activities of other Ormingatriga are drawing undesired publicity and the danger of detection. Steven is summoned back to Ormingat, but how can he abandon his earth family?

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This third in the Ormingat series continues to depict the observations and adventures of intrepid aliens gathering information on Earth, specifically in England and Scotland. This time out, Waugh ... Read full review


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Sylvia Waugh has received the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in England. Her numerous titles include The Mennyms, Space Race, and Earthborn.

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