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Alien on a Rampage

Alien on a Rampage

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by Clete Barrett Smith, Joshua Swanson
     
 

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David can’t wait to spend another summer at his grandmother’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast — a vacation hot spot for aliens. But this summer isn’t quite what he was expecting. There are some new faces at the B&B this year, including a doglike purple creature named Snarffle, who appears in David’s room out of nowhere, and Scratchull,

Overview

David can’t wait to spend another summer at his grandmother’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast — a vacation hot spot for aliens. But this summer isn’t quite what he was expecting. There are some new faces at the B&B this year, including a doglike purple creature named Snarffle, who appears in David’s room out of nowhere, and Scratchull, Grandma’s new alien repairman. With David’s friend Amy running everything at the B&B, and Grandma busy preparing to win the baking competition at the town’s Pioneer Day Festival, David feels like he doesn’t fit in. To make matters worse, David thinks that Scratchull is an evil mastermind with a plot to destroy Earth, and no one — not even Grandma — believes him. Does Scratchull really have a wicked plan, or is David blowing things out of galaxy-sized proportion? And if David’s right, will he be able to save the planet?

This sequel to Aliens on Vacation is bursting with astronomical adventure and cosmic chaos — listeners will never want to check out of the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 4–7—Returning to his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast, 14-year-old David is looking forward to connecting with his old friends from last summer, especially Amy, in Clete Barrett Smith's sequel (2012) to Aliens on Vacation (2011, both Hyperion). Unfortunately, the first person he encounters is Scratchull who is hostile and condescending. David seems to bring out the worst in this alien whom everyone else believes is helpful and tame. The humor and frustration of David being continually duped by the egotistical alien moves the plot. Only David knows he intends to destroy the planet, but Scratchull always has a ready explanation that makes David seem so crazy and dishonest that he is expelled from his summer job and his ticket home is purchased. David's only friend is a purple extraterrestrial he calls Snarffle, because this dog-like creature eats anything. David discovers he is the only one who can save the planet. Joshua Swanson's narration is convincing. He assumes a sinister tone for Scratchull's interactions with David and a saccharine voice for conversations with others at the B & B. From the visiting aliens and the cynical former-sheriff Tate to Scratchull's gummy sidekick, Swanson delivers the male characters with distinctive voicing. Listeners will be rooting for David.—Janet Thompson, Chicago Public Library, West Belmont Branch, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455802852
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Series:
The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Clete Barrett Smith arrived on Earth as an infant and was raised among the native population. He participated in human rites of passage in the northwestern quadrant of the American landmass and later studied the planet’s literature and writing techniques at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with his earthling wife and two daughters.
For more information, visit his Web site, www.cletebarrettsmith.com.

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