User menu

Shopping cart

David Zeltser, The Universe Ate My Homework

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
David Zeltser The Universe Ate My Homework Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome back David Zeltser with his new book The Universe Ate My Homework. Abby hates doing homework. In fact, she'll do just about anything to get out of it. So when she discovers an amazing scientific recipe for creating a parallel universe where she'll never have to do homework again, she's ready to jump right in. There's just one small wrinkle—--she might not be able to find a way back. Inspired by mind-bending modern physics, David Zeltser and illustrator Ayesha L. Rubio spin the tale of a hilarious girl in a truly out-of-this-world adventure.

David Zeltser is the author of the hilarious novels Lug: Dawn of the Ice Age and Lug: Blast from the North, as well as acclaimed picture books Ninja Baby and Stinker. When he was a kid, David was always asking questions about the universe. He went on to study physics at Harvard and was fortunate to co-author a paper with the world-renowned physicist Howard Georgi. In Santa Cruz, David and his friend Julia Chiapella cofounded a free after-school writing center for kids called the Word Lab, as well as the Chamber of Heart and Mystery at the Museum of Art and History. David lives in Santa Cruz with his wife, daughter and a dog who will gladly eat your homework. Come visit his parallel universe at

"Even readers who don't share Abby's aversion to homework will be sucked in.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Don't try this at home, just bring it home. The Universe Ate My Homework is totally safe (and delightful) to read.” —Robert Krulwich, NPR science journalist and co-host of Radiolab

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating is usually set up about an hour before the event begins. This event was previously scheduled for August 4th, but at the author's request has been moved to Saturday, August 11th. Thank you for your understanding.

The Universe Ate My Homework By David Zeltser, Ayesha L. Rubio (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Zeltser, Ayesha L. Rubio (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781512417982
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2018