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.
Just finished the book and ... I really enjoyed it. I didn't think i would because it really would not be my kind of thing or should i say it wouldn't be the type of book that i would choose to read. I thought it was well written, had a good strong story line, likeable characters and i thought the illustrations were excellent!
I found the scenes were so well described that you could imagine yourself there! Very enjoyable, i'd say you will have a hit on your hands! Incidentally i also believe that the story would make an excellent video game. Have you thought about bringing it to the gaming market? I could see kids happily destroying aliens on their xbox!! Well done Brent..excellent!
- Debbie Burke
"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
"My son, a reluctant reader, loves it! He says it's one of the coolest books he's ever read." - Laura Fabiani - iRead Book Tours
"This lavishly illustrated science fiction story features an adolescent farm boy from Nebraska and a young Martian girl who ultimately save the galaxy from evil aliens." - Blue Ink Review
"Mars needs milk in this tongue-in-cheek, slam-bang bit of YA escapism that's best for members of the PlayStation-playing generation." - Kirkus Reviews
"As a retired middle school teacher, I can attest that Aoleon The Martian Girl is an incredible science fiction adventure for this targeted age group. The superb writing and exquisite illustrations are more than enough to keep students engaged." - Mary Carocco
Finally... a strong , adventurous, brave, girl character! yay!
I loved the Aoleon character !!---woo hoo!!! Girls can be more than princesses in books!!!
Can I just say this book is Absolutely Fantastic! I loved all the action, visual works of art, humor and the inclusion of deep religious and truly mindful military message/s that could actually become well known quotes. Powerful bold & moral messages like yours I think can be received so easily in such a funny martian action packed context! Awesome.