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Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 14
Categories: Aliens, Science Fiction



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 32, Nums 1 & 2, Sept, Oct 2004

Story Summary

Boo, having lived on a derelict spaceship his entire life, knows the ship backwards and forwards. What he can't figure out is why the front of the ship has been sealed off and it is forbidden to talk about it. His curiosity is answered when he is accidentally drawn to the front of the ship through a drain sluice and finds an entire crew that looks like him but speaks a language only remotely related to his.