Stinker from Space Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the first book in a two-part series.

Tsynq Yr is a Sylon scout and pilot, spying behind the enemy lines of the Zarnk Empire. When escaping from a pursuing Zarnk battleship, Tsynq Yr puts his stolen scout ship into hyperdrive and crashes on Earth. His body cannot survive the impact, so the telepathic alien commandeers the body of one of the planet's native species—a skunk.
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Tsynq Yr is befriended by young Karen, who (mistakenly) gives the furry alien a name befitting his new body: Stinker. With the help of her space-obsessed neighbor Jonathan, Karen and Stinker plan to “borrow” a U.S. space shuttle and send the alien back home with his vital information attained from the Zarnk. But the Zarnk arrive on Earth to find and capture the Sylon. It is up to Karen, Jonathan, and Stinker to foil the Zarnk while simultaneously outmaneuvering the U.S. government—and help Stinker find his way back home.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   sensitive ET visits Earth ("phone home!") Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Animal Story    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   fighter (air/space) pilot Age:    -   long lived adults


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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