To create the perfect middle-grade formula, Cloneward Bound takes a slice of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and mixes it with Michael Buckley's NERD series to create a scientifically engineered middle-grade series full of humor, adventure, and a flying pig: The Clone Chronicles.
Fisher Bas and Two were able to thwart the evil Dr. X, but after somehow surviving the explosion at TechX Enterprises, Two is in Hollywood looking for his "mother." Fisher must bring him back to Palo Alto before his cloning secret is discovered. When a class field trip to see the Dr. Devilish science show arises, it becomes the perfect opportunity for Fisher to find his clone. But all kinds of complications will get in the way - including Amanda Cantrell, who knows more than Fisher would like about Two's identity.
As Fisher, FP, and Amanda team up to find Two, they find trouble, hijinx, and the return of an evil mastermind - all set in the glitz of Hollywood.
The Clone Chronicles series has been created by Paper Lantern Lit--the "literary incubator" co-founded by Lauren Oliver. You can visit them online at www.paperlanternlit.com.
“In this follow-up to Popular Clone (Egmont USA 2012), Fisher Bas is a scientific genius. His biggest creation is Two, a genetic replica of himself composed of AGH, a dangerous chemical stolen from his scientist mother. Government agents and evil inventor Dr. X are searching for him, Two, and the missing AGH. Fisher must warn Two, but the clone has hightailed it to Los Angeles. The middle school biology class is invited to an LA taping of Strange Science, with the handsome Dr. Devlish as host. Fisher jumps at the chance. He is unwittingly joined by best friend FP, a genetically engineered flying pig. Meanwhile, Two has changed his name to Basley, and is already getting famous, going to auditions, and chumming it up with celebrities. With the help of his crafty classmate Amanda, Fisher searches the city for Two, all the while being pursued by shady, dark-suitted men. He’s mistaken for his clone look-alike by a scheming agent who wants to sign him and FP, and also by a flock of teenage worshippers. Things get really rough when all the characters receive mysterious notes asking them to report to Lot 44, or else. They end up as reality show contestants on Sci-Fi: Survivor; pitted against monstrous metal dinosaurs and superhuman robots. Funny and adventurous with a theatrical flair, this story will keep readers turning pages. A fun, fast-paced romp.”
- SLJ, Diane McCabe, John Muir Elementary, Santa Monica, CA