"In LeVasseur's debut middle-grade sci-fi novel, a friendly extraterrestrial girl whisks a Nebraska farm boy away for a wild adventure of Martian intrigue, rebellion and invasion." -Kirkus Reviews
DESCRIPTION - Part 1
Mars wants our cows (yes, cows!), and they're sending an invasion fleet to take them from us. Only Gilbert and Aoleon the Martian Girl stand in their way!
Gilbert always longed for adventure, but now that he has it, he's not sure that it's everything it's cracked up to be. Ever since the night he met Aoleon the Martian Girl sitting in the middle of a crop circle in Farmer Johnson's field, it's been nothing but one wild ride after another.
From fighting off swarms of giant killer robots to dealing with strange aliens from another world – never mind trekking across the vast Martian desert and skyboarding deep into the center of a (hopefully) extinct volcano – Gilbert has had his hands full just trying to keep up with it all. And now it's up to him and his new friend, Aoleon, to face off against the evil Martian overlord and keep our cows safe at home where they belong.
The launch of this exciting and innovatively illustrated new series takes the reader deep into the heart of an unforgettable and out-of-this-world friendship in a story full of hijinks, hilarity, and good old-fashioned fun. Join Gilbert and Aoleon in this exciting middle-grade science fiction adventure today!
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Great Mid Grade and Older Adventure
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.
Gilbert lives in Nebraska on a farm. We start the story with him waking up from a nightmare of aliens and boarding a UFO. He sees strange lights and gets up to investigate. He stumbles upon Aoleon, a Martian that has come to create crop circles. They get chased onto the UFO to escape farmer Johnson then get chased by the US Air Force in a top secret plane.
After escaping, Aoleon get a call from her mother to come home before dinner gets cold. So, she brings Gilbert home with her to Mars. But when they land, things are more troubling than they look. It seems that both Gilbert and Aoleon are going to have more adventures.
This is a great mid-grade story. I loved the illustrations, they gave the story more depth and I think will help keep younger readers involved. This is part 1 of a series. I really like how the story started and the little twist at the end. I am very interested in seeing how the story progresses.
This is a great story for mid-grade readers and others. Make sure to check it out.
Hilarious science fiction
VERDICT: This short hilarious science fiction story, with gorgeous illustrations, will make you spend a very enjoyable time, as you get to know Gilbert and his friend Aoléon and follow them to the 4th planet. It is worth the trip!
There is much to love in Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga – Part 1: First Contact, and enough to attract readers of all ages!
Cute and fun short story.
I have a middle school child and thought this sounded like the sort of book she would love. I was right, this was right up her alley. I read it while she was sitting next to me and she kept looking over my shoulder looking at the great graphics and reading the story with me. I loved that she was caught up in the story and kept asking me to turn the page so she could keep reading.
While the story was great, I have to say that I loved the graphics. I read this in iBooks and the graphics almost appeared 3D like. The fact that I could see what Gilbert looked like and how his face was reacting to what was happening enhanced the story. I loved the alien, Aoleon. It was great how human like she was. I laughed when Aoleon’s mother called her asking where she was because it was dinner time.
This is a cute and fun short story perfect for any middle aged reader.