Earthling Hero: A Science Fiction Ebook Adventure for Kids [NOOK Book]

Overview

An amazing $.99 science fiction ebook for kids by a nationally recognized book columnist.

Boys and girls alike will not be able to put down this book! –D. Karchut

(EARTHLING HERO) nails its place as great, easy entertainment. Five ...
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Earthling Hero: A Science Fiction Ebook Adventure for Kids

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Overview

An amazing $.99 science fiction ebook for kids by a nationally recognized book columnist.

Boys and girls alike will not be able to put down this book! –D. Karchut

(EARTHLING HERO) nails its place as great, easy entertainment. Five Stars! –B. Langhinrichs

EARTHING HERO starts with action, and keeps it up throughout. –R. Daly

11-year-old Mikey Murphy wakes to find a stranger in his room—a kid who looks exactly like him. Meeting his alien clone and his clone’s sister is just the start of Mikey’s adventures. Can he befriend the siblings, bust into a military installation, fight expert assassins, discover an evil alien’s lair and save the world?

It's hard to put this one down...You can only catch your breath when you get to the end! –J. Dellazanna

I enjoyed the book and it will be the first book that my children read on an ereader! –T. Lee

If you like fun, exciting science fiction adventures for kids and kids-at-heart, then EARTHLING HERO may be the best ebook for you!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012375964
  • Publisher: Anita Laydon Miller
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 913,699
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 125 KB

Meet the Author

Anita Laydon Miller began daydreaming before she could write her name. Now she turns her daydreams into stories and writes them (and her name) just fine. Anita lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. She enjoys making homemade tortillas and running from bears.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Lots exciting scenes--my 4th grader says it's her favorite book.

    Definitely appropriate for 9-12 age group. It is clean, but action packed and contains great humor amidst the action. It was hard to put down even as an adult. There are a lot of scenes based on real places in Colorado. I would definitely recommend this to other parents.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Great Read for my 11-yr old

    Son wouldn't put down.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Fun!!!

    great, quick read. good for kids but adults will enjoy it. And it's neat that there are real places in Colorado that show up in the book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Fun for all ages

    This was a really fun read that is packed with action and adventure from the beginning, and is sure to engage readers. I really enjoyed the author's voice/style, as well as Mickey's character. The novel is intended for MG readers, but adults will like it too.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Great fun for middle grades

    Reviewed for My Comfy Chair review blog.

    This books is a bit unusual for a middle grade selection in two different ways. First, Earthling Hero is self-published, and second, it is in eBook form only. The self-publishing didn't worry me, as I have read some great self-published books, but a middle grade book only available in electronic form? Fortunately, I gave the book a chance. It didn't hurt that it is available on both Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, so if you have a Nook, you can buy it that way, but if you don't, Smashwords has it in various formats, so that you can easily read it on-line or on another eReader. It also didn't hurt that the book is under a dollar!

    In Earthling Hero, Mikey is 11 and a bit of a loner. He hikes in the mountains where his scientist parents live, and generally keeps to himself. All this changes when he wakes up one morning to find a boy in his room who looks just like him. Soon, he is embroiled in foiling a plot that threatens the planet. Oh yes, and he makes a couple friends as well.

    This book is a mix of action and science fiction, villains and heroes. It is campy and sublimely, blissfully unconcerned about rigorous scientific explanations. It reminds me of some of the great stories from my youth, ranging from The Enormous Egg to the Tom Swift books. On top of it all, Anita Laydon Miller captures the voice of the middle grade characters beautifully. In short, I highly recommend Earthling Hero for middle graders, boys and girls alike. Funny, exciting and accessible to readers of different levels, the only way this book might be more appealing to middle graders is if it were a graphic novel. Not aiming to be a classic, it nails its place as great, easy entertainment.

    Five Stars!

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    A must-read for any adventure-seeker (youth or adult)

    I LOVED EARTHLING HERO - It was sooo cute. The characters were great, the stakes were high, the ending was fabulous. I can't wait to read the next installment! SO glad I got to read it.
    I would recommend it to any young reader, especially those into adventure stories and being transported to another world - but I also think it's a great, quick read for adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    Great new author.

    Interesting story from a new author. Definitely check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    Great Read

    A great story. Not sure what happened to the stars here. Both reviews I read were right on the money. The voice is so much fun.

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