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Alien Feast (Chronicles of the First Invasion)

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Publisher Comments:

The War of the Worlds meets Douglas Adams as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.

Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure it's still not too uncommon to come home and find your step-parents reduced to a pile of unsavory feet — but at least now with the disease killing the aliens off, you have a relatively decent chance of making it through a day without getting mostly eaten. William knows this first-hand, having lost both his step-parents, but when the aliens kidnap his long-time crush Sophie's scientist parents (and the government wont help) its up to William, Sophie, and William's bizarre Uncle Maynard to save them...and perhaps the rest of the world while they are at it. A hysterically twisted adventure that will knock your feet off!

Review:

"The aliens that have landed in the town of Willoughby are mean and ugly — and they eat people (everything except their feet) — in this opening volume in Simmons's (Vandal) Chronicles of the First Invasion series. Twelve-year-old William Aitkin 'didn't particularly mind' when the aliens ate his stepparents — after all, they weren't very nice to him and they 'despised his violin playing' (he dreams of being a famous violinist). William is on his way to visit his eccentric Uncle Maynard, however, when he discovers that the parents of his crush, Sophie, have been kidnapped by the aliens, possibly to help cure a killer virus that stands between them and world conquest. Worse still, the mayor seems to be in cahoots with the invaders. Soon William, Sophie and Uncle Maynard are off to the mayor's country estate in a desperate bid to rescue Sophie's parents. Fortunately for them, 'aliens are not quite as smart as you'd think.' With its fair share of ray-gun battles, hairbreadth escapes and mild gross-out moments — often involving detached human feet — this lightweight tale is enjoyable and, at times, genuinely funny. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Alien Feast will leave readers waiting eagerly for the next installment." School Library Journal

Review:

"[P]ure escapist fiction, complete with dandy special effects and no small measure of wish fulfillment..." Horn Book

Synopsis:

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS MEETS DOUGLAS ADAMS as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.

Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure its still not too uncommon to come home and find your step-parents reduced to a pile of unsavory feet—but at least now with the disease killing the aliens off, you have a relatively decent chance of making it through a day without getting mostly eaten. William knows this first-hand, having lost both his step-parents, but when the aliens kidnap his long-time crush Sophies scientist parents (and the government wont help) its up to William, Sophie, and Williams bizarre Uncle Maynard to save them…and perhaps the rest of the world while they are at it. A hysterically twisted adventure that will knock your feet off!

About the Author

Michael Simmons is the author of four previous novels: Pool Boy, Vandal (both Roaring Brook titles), Finding Lubchenko, and The Rise of Lubchenko. He lives in New York, New York.

George OConnor is the author and illustrator of this season's Uncle Bigfoot.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596432819
Author:
Simmons, Michael
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Illustrator:
O'Connor, George
Author:
O'Connor, George
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Chronicles of the First Invasion
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.86 x 0.925 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The aliens that have landed in the town of Willoughby are mean and ugly — and they eat people (everything except their feet) — in this opening volume in Simmons's (Vandal) Chronicles of the First Invasion series. Twelve-year-old William Aitkin 'didn't particularly mind' when the aliens ate his stepparents — after all, they weren't very nice to him and they 'despised his violin playing' (he dreams of being a famous violinist). William is on his way to visit his eccentric Uncle Maynard, however, when he discovers that the parents of his crush, Sophie, have been kidnapped by the aliens, possibly to help cure a killer virus that stands between them and world conquest. Worse still, the mayor seems to be in cahoots with the invaders. Soon William, Sophie and Uncle Maynard are off to the mayor's country estate in a desperate bid to rescue Sophie's parents. Fortunately for them, 'aliens are not quite as smart as you'd think.' With its fair share of ray-gun battles, hairbreadth escapes and mild gross-out moments — often involving detached human feet — this lightweight tale is enjoyable and, at times, genuinely funny. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Alien Feast will leave readers waiting eagerly for the next installment."
"Review" by , "[P]ure escapist fiction, complete with dandy special effects and no small measure of wish fulfillment..."
"Synopsis" by ,

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS MEETS DOUGLAS ADAMS as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.

Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure its still not too uncommon to come home and find your step-parents reduced to a pile of unsavory feet—but at least now with the disease killing the aliens off, you have a relatively decent chance of making it through a day without getting mostly eaten. William knows this first-hand, having lost both his step-parents, but when the aliens kidnap his long-time crush Sophies scientist parents (and the government wont help) its up to William, Sophie, and Williams bizarre Uncle Maynard to save them…and perhaps the rest of the world while they are at it. A hysterically twisted adventure that will knock your feet off!

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