Saturday, December 20, 2014

Aoléon The Martian Girl Part 1 by Brent LeVasseur

Author & Illustrator: Brent LeVasseur
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015

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.

Never...until now!

This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.

If only he can survive.
If you have a middle grade reader who loves adventure, then this just may be the book for them.  I thought Aoleon was a fast paced sci-fi adventure that doesn't slow down once it gets going.  What little boy hasn't been like Gilbert who has always wanted an adventure?  When he sees something strange in the neighbor's field, he stumbles upon Aoleon, a girl from Mars.  I liked how their contact was really friendly from the beginning.  It is a great lesson for kids to show that differences are OK. This is just part one of the book, so I can only imagine what Gilbert's adventure on Mars will be like.

The book is also filled with colorful illustrations. I showed them to my son and he thought they were really cool.  His favorite was the one with the flying cows.  I like the author's imaginings of what life on Mars would look like.  The book comes out next year, so keep your eye out for it.  There is a pre-order link below, so check that out!

Buy The Martian Girl Song!

Another World - Single

Featuring Élan Noelle

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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.

Connect with Brent:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Aoléon: The Martian Girl 

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