Alien feast /

by Simmons, Michael; O'Connor, George [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Simmons, Michael. Chronicles of the first invasion: book one.Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 231 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781596432819 :; 1596432810.Title notes: $16.95 5-2009 (si)Subject(s): Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Uncles -- Fiction | Sick -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Science fiction | Chapter booksOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: In 2017, human-eating aliens have kidnapped two scientists who might cure the disease that is destroying them, and twelve-year-old William Aitkin, his elderly, ailing Uncle Maynard, and the scientists' daughter, Sophie, set out to rescue them.
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<p>THE WAR OF THE WORLDS MEETS DOUGLAS ADAMS as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.</p> <p>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 won't help) it's 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!</p>

$16.95 5-2009 (si)

In 2017, human-eating aliens have kidnapped two scientists who might cure the disease that is destroying them, and twelve-year-old William Aitkin, his elderly, ailing Uncle Maynard, and the scientists' daughter, Sophie, set out to rescue them.

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) This first book of a projected series begins with a grabber: "On the twenty-ninth of September, in the year 2017, William Aitkin's so-called stepparents were eaten by aliens, which he didn't particularly mind, seeing as they had never been very nice to him." What follows, in understated, declarative sentences, is an outline of the series' premise, plenty of deadpan humor, and a nifty whiff of pulp fiction thrown in for good measure. Everyboy William joins up with his Uncle Maynard, a reclusive songwriter, and his intriguing classmate Sophie Astronovitch, whose doctor parents have been mysteriously kidnapped by the flesh-eating creatures from outer space. Together the three intrepid heroes set out to find the Drs. Astronovitch, a dangerous mission that uncovers abuses of power at the highest level, precipitates exciting battles, and triggers the discovery that the aliens are dying out...from chicken pox. Forget for a moment the aliens' nasty habit of devouring the world's known population, and applaud this vessel of pure escapist fiction, complete with dandy special effects and no small measure of wish fulfillment, that's landed just in time for summer reading. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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