Company's Going

By Yorinks, Arthur

Publishers Summary:
After inviting two spacemen to stay for dinner, Shirley and Moe are asked to return with them to their planet Nextoo to cater their sister's rather large wedding.

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ISBN
978-0-78680-415-3 978-0-78682-363-5
Publisher
Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2002

Gr 1-3 Familiarity with Yorinks and Small's Company's Coming (Hyperion, 2000) is helpful before undertaking this sequel, which begins with a chilling scene. Moe and Shirley's small house is surrounded by tanks and missiles pointed directly at it. When the narrative begins, readers find that these are soldiers, pilots, Marines, and FBI men. They're leaving, but there's no explanation of why they were there in the first place, although conclusions may be drawn from the fa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2002

This sequel to Company's Coming (first published in 1988 and reissued in 2000 in a slightly revised format) is, if anything, funnier than the first, and less preachy as well. Here, the benign visitors from outer space who caused all the fuss make an announcement: they want earthlings Moe and Shirley to cater their sister's wedding on Nextoo, which is located—wait for it—"next to Uranus." Calm, nurturing Shirley is enthusiastic; Moe, doubtful and prone to hysteria, as always, has reservations. "'So it's a little far,' said Shirley. 'You'll take a magazine.'" The story continues in this fashion, with much of the humor ly...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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