In Levasseur’s debut middle-grade sci-fi novel, a friendly extraterrestrial girl whisks a Nebraska farm boy away for a wild adventure of Martian intrigue, rebellion and invasion.
- Kirkus Review
Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade, 73 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015
Available for review in: pdf
Will send books: Internationally
dates: Dec and Jan
Content Rating: G
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.
This may be the
adventure Gilbert always wished for.
If only he can survive.
Meet 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
Intended for middle-grade readers ( age 10-14) this sci-fi adventure of meeting a Martian girl is likely to engage the younger end although the language at times is quite sophisticated and semi-technical,
so likely to stretch older readers too.
The illustrations are lovely and I can see this developing into a range of branded merchandise if the series takes off.
is humourous in places – more of that please as flying cows certainly caused a chuckle, as did Aoleon being told off by her mother.
I can’t wait until my sci-fi mad seven year old is able to read it
himself. This is just the first part of five so there should be plenty more to look forward to.