My Teacher Is an Alien



By Bruce Coville

Produced by Pam Fraser Solomon Narrated by Lisa Bonet

Published by L.A. Theatre Works

Age Range: 7 – 12 Years


Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn’t know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face—and she

realizes that “Mr. Smith” is really an alien!

At first no one will believe her—except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith’s horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor—and save the rest of the sixth grade class from a fate worse than math tests!

Adapted for radio. A BBC co-production recorded at KCRW in Santa Monica.

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Bruce Coville has published over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher Is an Alien, the four book “Unicorn Chronicles” series, and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work appears in a dozen languages and has won Children’s Choice awards in as many states. His recent book Hatched, is the second in the “Enchanted Realm” series. Before becoming a full time writer in 1986, Bruce was a teacher, a toy maker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. In 2001 he created FULL CAST AUDIO, an audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening. He has produced over 120 audiobooks, directing and/or acting in most of them. Much in demand as a speaker and storyteller, he has performed on five continents. Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville.

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