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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423133633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423133636
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Clete Barrett Smith (www.cletebarrettsmith.com) is a high school teacher who managed to find the time to write award-winning screenplays and work toward a master's degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts before he published this, his first novel. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and two daughters and is hard at work on another adventure about the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast.

Christian Slade (www.christianslade.com) received an M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University and a B.F.A. in Drawing and Animation from the University of Central Florida. His many clients include publishers, toy companies, and film studios. His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators in New York City and Spectrum annuals.

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Clete Barrett Smith's first novel, Aliens on Vacation, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in May, 2011. A sequel, part of The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast series for middle grade readers, will come out the following year. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Clete taught English, Drama and Speech at the high school level for over a dozen years and has also worked in journalism. Clete received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in January, 2010. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and two daughters.

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I read this book to my kids (Age 8 and 5) and they loved it.
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It was a great book that I can recommend to almost any reader and it will be enjoyed.
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While I read this book, the details just got better and better.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By TJ on May 10, 2011
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I read this book to my kids (Age 8 and 5) and they loved it. They were mesmerized from beginning to end. For me, I found it to be a really creative and fun story line. The author does a great job with imagery and it is exciting to see the twists and turns of this novel. It is a very entertaining book that I would recommend to any adult (with a young heart) or a child between the age of 5-12. My 5 year old enjoyed listening to this book so much that for the past 3 days he has carried it everywhere with him. (Glad I discovered this book by this up-and-coming author...he is going to be the next big writer on the young novels list.) What a great find!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 6, 2011
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I wont retell the story in my review, several above me have done that. What I really enjoyed was the absolute creativity and vivid images that were portrayed in Aliens on Vacation. After a few chapters it was clear that this was Roald Dahl material. Clete Barrett Smith's book will be synonymous with books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Judy Blume's Tales of the Forth Grade Nothing. This books is so rich with amazing alien creativity while at the same time brings you back to "Earth" with real life challenges of a 7th grade boy. I agree with the other reviews that said this is a 10-14 year old read but this will be one of those great books that moms and dads will enjoy reading to their kids at bedtime too! Mr. Smith hit this one out of the atmosphere! Cant wait to read the second installment already!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 3, 2011
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This debut novel from Clete Barrett Smith was an awesome read. It was comical, entertaining, action-packed and overall just a good, fun read. It is the first book in a new series. It is the story of the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast, a nice little operation on the edge of the town of Forest Grove, Washington. It is at the end of a cul-de-sac right on the edge of wilderness. And for the two months of summer vacation, it will be the home of David 'Scrub' Elliott of Tampa Florida. And it is the last place David wants to be. He would prefer to be back home at basketball camp competing with his best friend. But instead, he has been dumped at his Grandma's quirky little inn.

But life for David is about to get much weirder than he ever expected. He states: "Maybe it was Washington State. After all, this was over three thousand miles from home. And these people lived in the wilderness. Things were bound to be different here. And then there was Canada. We were only a few miles from the border. I didn't know much about Canadian culture, if there was such a thing. Maybe being so close, some of their customs had leaked across the international border, like osmosis." p.20. But he really has no clue just how different. For even though the Bed and Breakfast is constantly full of guests, no one arrives on foot or via the front door of the bed and breakfast. All the guests arrive through transporters in the different rooms. Soon David is meeting and interacting with Aliens he could not even fathom from a book or movie. He is working hard with and for his Gram and really enjoying the responsibility. He has also found a girl in town he really likes, but he keeps messing things up as he tries to keep his Grandma's secret.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diane Zadorozny on October 12, 2013
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My son loved reading this.
Very well written, fun story!
Fast shipping, a great value for the dollar.
Enjoy reading!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lolo on September 30, 2013
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Very interesting and out of this world I can not wait to read the sequel I am sure it is just as great
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By amr826 on September 26, 2013
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This book was really good and I recommend it to other people. I can't wait to read the next book of this series
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 30, 2013
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Loved the book, it was original and very well written. I will definitely purchase the next books in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mom & dad on July 29, 2013
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My son is 7 and loves the story line. Very cute story so far! Easy to read but just tough enough
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