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Escape to Mars Paperback – May 27, 2012
About the Author
Greg Krehbiel is a father of five avid readers who are always looking for the next story. Escape to Mars was born from bedtime stories for his oldest, who were always eager for space adventures involving boys and girls.
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The story is imaginative and invites the readers (mainly kids) (although us parents love to dream and imagine too!), to discuss what they would do in this situation, what would they bring with them to Mars, how would they pack? What about Earth would they miss?
The story starts with Billy's family, his father comes home to try to explain about the black hole he helped create, that was in the center of the Earth, and how the Earth would be swallowed up by this black hole. The chapter is written by Billy, which is a unique way to present this book, through the eyes of a 10 year old boy. After we are introduced to Amber, a 10 year old girl, we get to read her side of this amazing adventure!
Billy and Amber's families, and a few other people needed to help start a new civilization on Mars, start their journey to outer space. They pack some food, some animals, different things needed in order to survive on Mars, and grab a space shuttle to start their adventure.
The print in the book changes with each 10 year old's writings, which helps to distinguish between the 2. I thought this was a neat addition to this fun story!
This is the perfect bedtime story, and your kids, any age, will love it! What little kid doesn't like outer space, space ships, Mars, and all the funny things that happen to Billy and Amber. Well, not everything is so funny. They certainly have their fair share of mishaps and some scary situations that they must. as a team, brainstorm and try and figure out. Billy and Amber included.
The author does a fine job creating this story, the characters are scenes are vivid and colorful and crafted well! It certainly has a lot of twists and turns and will be sure to keep your little ones attention.
We were thrilled to see there will be another book coming in this series and we can't wait!
Note to the author from Aaron, my 9 year old:
This would be so cool if you would make a movie or tv shows about this book!! It would be my new favorite show!
Lol;P Kids just love outer space, anything funny, and books written in their language. I have to agree with Aaron though, this would be a great mini series!
** We received a copy of this book in return for our honest review **
This book was not what I had expect at all. It is so surreal especially since NASA landed the rover Curiosity on Mars,on August 6th, 2012.
It was fun reading about gravity and how to cope with no gravity while in space. It was very humorous to hear Billy explain the ugly side of no gravity while trying to care for and clean-up after the farm animals. Can you imagine!
There was so much necessary for their flight to Mars and the explanations by the crew of Mars Mission were very informative and exciting to read as to how they built from scrap what was needed as certain situations arise.
I like the way the author had the book written like a journal by Billy and Amber with help from Billy's mother, Mrs. Chen. In one chapter of the journal Billy described themselves as space pirates. Not gonna tell you why! You will have to read the book.
I highly recommend this book for ages 9 and up.
I received a copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
I review for Bostick Communications.
I received a review copy from the author.
It was really cool: most of the time was spent in space, and they landed on Mars. The reason they ran away to Mars was because the world was being eaten up like an apple with a worm in it.
That's about all.