The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . and] over much too soon."--The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES - Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

It's an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur's best friend has just announced that he's an alien.

After that, things get much, much worse.

With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover.

Douglas Adams's mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: 09/27/1995
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 6.80h x 4.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780345391803

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.6
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 7109 / Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Award: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 976
New York Times 03/20/2005 pg. 12
People 05/28/2012 pg. 51
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 103
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 22

About the Author
Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio, novels, TV, computer games, stage adaptations, comic book, and bath towel. He was born in Cambridge and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.