Gabby Duran and the Unsittables: The Beginning (Paperback)

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Discover the hilarious adventures of a plucky babysitter that inspired the Disney Channel original series!
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
Case File: The First Unsittable

Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task…until now.

After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It’s a school day on Planet Earth, Gabby’s audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye.

Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?
Gabby Duran: Troll Control
Case File: The Second Unsittable

Summary: Here at A.L.I.E.N. we believe in strengthening the bonds between humans and intergalactics so that one day all beings can live together on Earth in harmony. That day has not come. But our Associates are working hard to achieve this goal, including Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, Sitter to the Unsittables.

Upon successfully completing her first mission, we have assigned Gabby a more . . . puzzling charge. The relationship between trolls and humans has always been rife with tension, and the troll family Gabby is assigned to is especially prickly. But Gabby is not fazed. Our footage shows Associate 4118-25125A playing, laughing, and snacking with Trymmy, the little troll boy, who seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself.

Our liason, Edwina, informed Gabby that trolls love nothing more than a riddle—and stealing items from unsuspecting humans to add to their trove—but Gabby’s certain that all this young troll wants is to have fun. However, it might not be as simple as she thinks. After all, there’s a reason this particular alien offspring has been labeled “Unsittable.”

About the Author

Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times best-selling author Elise Allen made a name for herself with her acclaimed young adult novel Populazzi. She also co-wrote Hilary Duff's best-selling Elixir series and Bella Thorne's series, Autumn Falls. She is a longtime television writer, with credits including The Lion Guard, Rainbow Rangers, and Abby Hatcher.Most excitingly, Elise's middle grade novel Twinchantment has been optioned by Disney Channel Original Movies. Her dog may or may not secretly be from another planet. You can find her online at and on Twitter @EliseLAllen

Daryle Conners is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and video game designer. She writes joke and riddle books and has designed many game titles for the PC and iPhone/iPad including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scene It? Harry Potter, Hot Wheels Slot Car Racers, and Scene It? Twilight Saga. Her non-fiction books include Lunchtime LOLZ, Nintendo DS Hot Tips, ROFLs, Video Game Secrets and Monster High Jokes. Daryle lives in Seattle, where she still babysits from time to time. You can follow her on Twitter @Darylec.

Praise For…


"The humorous details and quick plot make this a fun book for reluctant and avid readers alike."—School Library Journal


"Well-rounded, lively characters... Fans... will be delighted by the blend of real-world drama and far-out sci-fi humor in this briskly plotted crowd-pleaser."—Booklist


"Imaginative details and an action-packed plot make this a fun read for sci-fi loving young readers."—School Library Journal


"Nail-bitingly suspenseful...The action is zippy, and there is effective humor built in to balance Gabby's trials."—BCCB

Product Details
ISBN: 9781368049160
ISBN-10: 1368049168
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Gabby Duran