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Two Boys, Two Planets [Kindle Edition]

Stuart J. Whitmore , Aurora Peterson
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is a short and easy-to-read story for beginning readers, accompanied by richly colored illustrations. In this star-gazing tale, a boy on Earth finds out he's not the only one in the solar system with a desire to visit other planets. Earth and Mars are presented in a way that highlights how different they are without presenting either planet in a negative manner.

The vocabulary and sentence structure were designed to enhance reading confidence while still making the story fun to read. Resources in the back of the book help teachers and parents find more factual information about Mars for young readers who show an interest in learning more.

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About the Author

Stuart Whitmore lives with his family in the greater Seattle area. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and has launched two small businesses (so far). Apart from Two Boys, Two Planets, he enjoys writing long-form fiction and has several other books on the market. When he is not writing or working in his latest entrepreneurial pursuit, Stuart enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fantasy role-playing games, and working with digital graphics and animation.

Product Details

  • File Size: 20075 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R02GYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,452,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Charming, But May Not Be For All Tastes September 3, 2012
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A boy on Earth wants to visit Mars, while a boy from Mars comes to visit him, and lends him his spaceship. The end. The book is aimed at very early readers - with simple words and simple sentence structure. That's all fine.

But for something like that to work, all of the pressure is on the illustrator, who has to carry that sense of desire and longing and excitement into the illustrations. Here, to my mind, the illustrations are serviceable but unexceptionable. There is nothing, for me, that is striking, or captivating, or exciting, or engaging about the pictures. So what you are left with is the simple bare story of the boy on the rock looking at the sky. That may just not be enough.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We really enjoyed this book December 31, 2011
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This is a picture book with one or two simple sentences on each page. The illustrations are water color and very pretty. A boy on Earth and a boy on Mars both want to visit each others' planets. The books is well formatted with text that is easy to read. At the end of the book are space-related links which my son and I are now enjoying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3 year old approved! October 6, 2012
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This is a short story with beautiful illustrations. It worked well on my Fire. It has been 3 year old approved!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too basic and incomplete November 28, 2013
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I read this with my 6 and 7 year old. The topic was cute and the illustrations were okay but the text was too simple and the story was incomplete. I would not recommend this book for children older than 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book September 9, 2013
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My son and I read this together and we both really liked it. Great story and artwork, we'll be reading this more than once!!
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More About the Author

Born and raised in the shadow of more than one volcano, and growing up surrounded by militarily-valuable targets during the Cold War, Stuart Whitmore was one misfortune away from sudden death. What better way to escape thoughts of impending doom (or, more likely, boredom from watching too many TV reruns) than writing a novel? His first was written in 9th and 10th grade, and before he graduated from high school he completed the first draft of his second full-length novel.

With a VIC-20 for a computer at the time, real word processing was not on the horizon. Those first two novels (and several later books) were handwritten in spiral notebooks, typically with cheap ballpoint pens. While enjoyable and good practice developing a story, this mode of writing was not a fast route to sharing work with readers beyond family and friends, so writing was eventually pushed aside by career and other "real life" demands.

That career, luckily, resulted in a solid background for creating and publishing digital content. Thanks to growth in the e-reader device market, options exist now for writers to get their works out to a global audience, options never dreamed about in the glow of the 22-character-wide VIC-20 display. Combining his writing and technical background with digital publishing capabilities, Stuart now shares his work with readers far beyond his personal circle of contacts.


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