I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Gilbert Sullivan loves astronomy especially since crop circles have been appearing in his neighbor's field recently. So, the next time he sees strange lights in Farmer Neville's field, he goes to investigate. Gilbert finds more than he bargained for when runs straight into Aoleon the Martian and her spaceship. Aolean takes Gilbert for a wild ride all the way back to her home planet, Mars.
An awesome adventure for any space or alien fans. As soon as Aoleon and Gilbert meet, Gilbert is up against something new and different, and instead of being scared and judgmental, he opens his mind up to a new experience and has a ton of fun. Aoleon takes Gilbert all over Earth and then to Mars on an epic adventure. The science behind the spaceship, healing and technology on Mars is really well explained and interesting, especially the flying cows!. I was very surprised that when Gilbert arrived on Mars that they did not have a perfect society, advanced technology sure, but political and societal problems that rival Earth’s. Now, Aoleon and Gilbert will be the ones to help a leader of Mars. The pictures in this are all digital and very current, which was a little lost on me, but enjoyable for kids. An amusing, entertaining and smart adventure of a boy and an alien that is perfect for middle graders.