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Eeek!: The runaway alien Paperback – Illustrated, March 6, 2012
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A boy, a runaway alien and football. Laugh-out-loud funny for ages 7-10! (And with an hilarious twist!) From the international bestselling author of The Secret Lake.
When 11-year-old Charlie Spruit finds an alien on his doorstep one morning, he can hardly believe his luck. Who is he? Why has he come?
Charlie soon discovers that his new friend Eeek! is soccer-mad and has run away from space to watch the World Cup Final with him.
Charlie hides Eeek! in his bedroom, where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines by day. The only person he lets in on his alien secret is his best friend Jake.
But when nosy classmate Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek! through his telescope things start to fall apart — big time! Sid has his own plans for this glowing green alien, which bring surprises that no one could have imagined...
This fun and fast-paced adventure story has short chapters and black and white illustrations throughout to appeal to newly independent and confident young readers alike. A perfect match for girls and boys aged 7-10 who love soccer, aliens or humour!
Praise for Eeek!
Eeek! has been praised by teachers, librarians, reading charities and parents as a great chapter book for keen and reluctant readers alike, and several UK schools have adopted it for Year 3 class readers or children’s books clubs. In fact, one London primary school book club voted it favourite read three years in a row! It was also used in the 'Get London Reading' campaign.
If you're looking for a funny chapter book for boys and girls ages 7-10 that combines humour, adventure, aliens and sport you're in the right place! Scroll up to order in print or for kindle with one click!
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- Publisher : Well Said Press; Illustrated edition (March 6, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 132 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0956932339
- ISBN-13 : 978-0956932334
- Reading age : 7 - 10 years
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.33 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #329,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I may not be the target audience (the grown-up mother of a girl, and neither of us like football) but this book charmed me from the first page.
It is written from the point of view of a sporty boy in the early stages of secondary school who finds a football-mad alien in his bedroom. As the boy tries to pass off the smoke-blowing green alien as his visiting actor cousin in fancy dress, his wry observations about both the alien and members of his family made me laugh aloud. It's the type of story that would have bedtime readers pleading for ten minutes more or reading beneath their blankets with a torch, until they reach what is its very satisfying conclusion.
With short chapters, ending on cliffhangers, and interspersed with just enough amusing illlustrations to sugar the pill of chapter books for easily daunted readers, this is just the (football) ticket to get boys reading. I'm sure girls would enjoy it too. This one certainly did! Great stuff!