The Computer Nut

Paperback | August 5, 1986

byBetsy Byars

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When Kate sits down at the computer, nothing seems out of the ordinary. But suddenly a mysterious message flashes up on the screen. Someone who calls himself BB-9 is trying to get through to her. It doesn''t take long for Kate to figure out who BB-9 is - and she''s sure that everyone else will be as excited as she is. But what do you do when you''re about to make headlines...and no one believes you?

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Ten-year-old Kate begins a communication exchange on a computer with someone purporting to be from outer space, who says he is going to pay a visit to Earth soon

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When Kate sits down at the computer, nothing seems out of the ordinary. But suddenly a mysterious message flashes up on the screen. Someone who calls himself BB-9 is trying to get through to her. It doesn't take long for Kate to figure out who BB-9 is - and she's sure that everyone else will be as excited as she is. But what do you do when you're about to make headlines...and no one believes you?

Betsy Byars began her writing career rather late in life. "In all of my school years, . . . not one single teacher ever said to me, 'Perhaps you should consider becoming a writer,'" Byars recalls. "Anyway, I didn't want to be a writer. Writing seemed boring. You sat in a room all day by yourself and typed. If I was going to be a writer at all, I was going to be a foreign correspondent like Claudette Colbert in Arise ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.37 inPublished:August 5, 1986Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140320865

ISBN - 13:9780140320862

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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