Alien Encounter

Alien Encounter

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Nine-year-old Morgan is fascinated with aliens. When he meets new kid Lewis, whose parents own a motel named the Stay On Inn, the adventures begin with slingshots, underpants, an annoying older sister, and neighbours dressed up in bear suits. But one adventure trumps all the rest - a real alien encounter! How can they get others to believe they saw what they saw? They decide to hatch a plan to make their case.Charise Mericle Harper's smart storytelling style is chock-full of amusing illustrations that make this an ideal choice for reluctant readers and fans of diary fiction.
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781250079770
Characteristics: 203 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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darladoodles
Jan 09, 2018

This is like a boys' version of Just Grace. Morgan and Lewis meet in the woods when Lewis's underwear catches on a branch and traps him in a tree. Morgan climbs up to help him and their shared experiences begin. There are some unexpected twists and turns to the story that make it a page turner. Charise Mericle Harper has a gift for getting us inside the heads of nine-year-olds. I will be recommending this series to the kids that come into our library, particularly boys who have not yet fallen in love with reading.

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