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.
Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.
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After quickly flicking through the pages of this book the thought that came to mind was “oooo! this is going to be fun!” The story was charming with quite a bit of dry humour that a young person would enjoy. Brent used vivid descriptions to describe Gilbert’s home in the Nebraskan countryside. I especially enjoyed reading them as they transported me back to my childhood living on a farm in the prairies. The artwork just popped and I felt myself wanting to see this as a film.
What is so special about this book is the fact that Brent uses a fun method to teach young people about astronomy, geography, physics and science. (don’t tell your kids!) The vocabulary is pretty impressive – this book makes learning fun! The end of the first book is really action-packed and I hadn’t expected a cliff-hanger. I really want to know what happens next…when is the next book coming out? 😀
I received a copy of this book from the author free of charge.
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