The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Written by Douglas Adams
Book #1 in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series
Published by Del Rey Books
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“IRRESISTIBLE!”–The Boston GlobeSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!”[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY…Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy”.–Publishers Weekly

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780345418913
    Publication Date
    June 23, 1997
    Page Count
    208
    Words Per Page
    223
    Audience
    Adult
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2011377742
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    37888080
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0345418913
    Lexile® Level
    930L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~V
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    7109
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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