->''"I am a Family Organiser. I am solely responsible for the family wellbeing at all times."''
-->-- [[OneLetterName X]] on her role in her alien family at around age ten.

'''''Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left''''' is a children's novel by Creator/RobinKlein, which was turned into a 1994 television series.

When X's father is caught cheating in the Zyrgonian lottery for the 27th time, the Zyrgonian government loses patience. When they send their officials after him, the head of the family, ten-year-old X herself, sees no choice but to flee as far away as possible. So she and her family go [[TitleDrop halfway across the galaxy, and turn left]].

The television series mostly focuses on X's problems controlling her loopy family on an alien planet, while the government on her own planet relentlessly searches for them. X's desperate attempts for her family to fit in with Earth society leave her fighting an uphill battle, and providing much entertaining television in the process.

!!This book and series provides examples of:
* AlienAmongUs - Part of the premise.
* AmusingAlien - See above.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Every alien character except X and possibly her genius brother Qwrk.
* DysfunctionalFamily - Ooohhh boy, this trope UpToEleven as far as a lighthearted kids show can get.
* FishOutOfWater - See top example.
* HumanAliens
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet - The reason the family came here in the first place.
* LineOfSightName: X gets her human name (Charlotte) from a recipe book (the first recipe being Apple Charlotte).
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes - No DVD release, alas - even for its home country Australia. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial There certainly aren't any copies online]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3iU96sBJFA that would just be wrong]].
* ManChild - Father ''and'' Mother.
* NoSocialSkills - Father, at least by Earth standards.
* OneLetterName - X.
* OnlySaneMan - X.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears - X and Qwrk.