Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.
Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.
Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).
And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows.
This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.
If only he can survive.
This middle grade book is an absolute winner for me. I am a sci-fi kind of gal and this book was all about just that.
I could see many a kid curled up and riding along with Aoleon the martian taking in the wonders of her homeland Mars. Or better yet, just enjoying the wild ride. I know I would! The descriptive writing was fantastic. I could picture each place or 'person' through these very words.
The most amazing thing about this book was the photographs. I have read many books and never have seen photos that looked like they jumped out at you. This certainly added to the being of mesmerized by the book.
I really cannot say enough about this book except for to get a copy and then keep on reading the additional books that are to available in the new year.
5 stars for this high flying adventure!
Disclosure: I received an ARC in exchanged for my open and honest review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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