Parker Plum and the Intergalactic Space Detective

A Story About Acceptance, Compassion, and Uncommon Behaviors


SKU: D274-Net

Parker Plum is really excited that the latest edition of his favorite comic – Max Mayhem, Intergalactic Space Detective – has arrived! Max’s motto is “A good detective notices the things others might miss. But a great detective sees the bigger picture and understands the best way to help.”

As Parker reads about Max’s adventures, he starts to think about some of the curious behaviors that he sees at Fish Creek Elementary, and wonders if he can use his own detective skills to figure out a way to help. But when Parker’s curiosity leads to creating messes and snooping about things that just aren’t his business, Max Mayhem steps in to help Parker see the big picture! Max teaches Parker that sometimes the best way to help others is just to be understanding that their behaviors serve a purpose for them. And as long as no one is in danger, Parker really doesn’t need to know why they behave the way they do!

This fantastic and educational tale is the third storybook in the Parker Plum book series. Adults and children alike will enjoy Parker’s adventure as he learns that being helpful sometimes just means understanding that there are things you don’t need to know. Tips are included at the end of the story to help teach children to be kind and compassionate toward one another.

Written by Billie Pavicic
Illustrated by Madeline Timm
Paperback ISBN 9781944882525
Grades 1-6
31 pages
Release Date March 4, 2020

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Boys Town Press

Billie Pavicic earned her MA in Counseling from Marymount University. With nearly a decade of experience as an elementary school counselor, Billie incorporates her experience and creativity in the lessons she incorporates in her children’s books and activities. This busy mother of two enjoys writing and all things strange and unusual, and her series, Parker Plum, uses a little bit of fantasy grounded in a whole world of reality to keep kids interested and teach them important life skills, such as how to have a positive mindset and learning to be happy with who you are.

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