Everything you need to understand or teach Slaves of Spiegel by Daniel Pinkwater.
Slaves of Spiegel is a reminder that reading can be fun, that the act of reading can itself be a pleasure. The Fat Men space pirates who dominate the universe are suffering from the feeling that they have eaten everything worth eating and that there is nothing left for them to accomplish.
Their emperor Sargon—"Sargon the Fortunate, Sargon the Fantastic, Sargon the Fattest of the Fat"—decides to find something new to do, and he declares that the space pirates will search the universe for the greatest fast food chefs, those who create the grossest junk food. The best of the best will be taken to the planet Spiegel for a competition to determine who is the ultimate creator of gross fast food.
Into this bizarre competition are pulled Norman Bleistift and his boss Steve Nickelson, owner of the Magic Moscow restaurant of Hoboken, New Jersey.... View more of the Slaves of Spiegel Summary