Aoléon The Martian Girl, by Brent LeVasseur

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.Join Gilbert and Aoleon in this exciting middle-grade science fiction and fantasy adventure!

This was a very cute book and even though I’m not a child I throughly enjoyed it. I had a fantastic time reading this to my niece and looking at the pictures together! On the topic of the pictures I thought they were very well done, and reason enough alone to pick this book out! The adventure was interesting and compelling . Given the chance I would read this again, it’s a nice way to keep a child interested and even yourself if you’re looking for a cute book to read that will make you feel like a child again, so I would pick this book up if you come across it! Enjoy!

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