Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade, 94 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Content Rating: G
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.
This is Part 1 of a 5 Part series, and sets the background for what is to come in Gilbert's adventures. We are introduced to Gilbert a farm boy who keeps getting woken up in the night by some very weird dreams. One night, following one of these dreams, he looks through his telescope and notices a bright light coming towards earth. When he goes to investigate he stumbles upon Aoléon, who he learns is a Martian girl. And so the adventures have begun.
WOW ! What a great way to introduce young readers to the imaginative world of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is a wonderfully written book, that has lots of bright and vibrant illustrations that draw the reader into the story, and beautifully illustrates the world that Aoléon lives in. I can't wait to read the next part of the story, to find out what mission is being set for Gilbert and Aoléon.
Pinky's rating (out of 5): 4.5 dragonflies
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About the Author
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.