Aliens on Vacation (Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast Series #1)

Aliens on Vacation (Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast Series #1)

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Overview

David isn't happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in "Middle-of-Nowhere," Washington. Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he isn't surprised by its the-60's-meets-Star-Wars décor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. Grandma desperately needs David's help monitoring the visitors, shopping for cartloads of aluminum-foil for dinner, and taking rambunctious alien kids, that glow-in-the-dark and look like trees, camping. The problem is, the town sheriff, already suspicious about Granny, is a scout leader camping in the same spot. Will David blow Granny's cover, forcing the B&B to shut down for good, or will the intergalactic police have to intervene?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423157236
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 275,564
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Clete Barrett Smith (www.cletebarrettsmith.com) is a high school teacher who managed to find the time to write award-winning screenplays and work toward a master's degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts before he published this, his first novel. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and two daughters and is hard at work on another adventure about the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast.


Christian Slade (www.christianslade.com) received an M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University and a B.F.A. in Drawing and Animation from the University of Central Florida. His many clients include publishers, toy companies, and film studios. His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators in New York City and Spectrum annuals.

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Aliens on Vacation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Me ( a 10 year old ) thinks this is a adventurous, fun, and a creative book! I'm sur your 10 year old will love it!(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lov this book it is a fun summer book i reccommend this to start off your summer and for people 8-12 should read this book
raesv1 More than 1 year ago
Aliens on Vacation is about a boy, Scrub, who has parents that basically ignore him. They both have to go on business trips during Scrubs summer vacation and decide to ship Scrub across the country to stay with his Grandmother who he's never met. His grandmother owns and operates the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast. Scrub thinks it's a hangout for Trekkies and people that believe in aliens. He starts thinking things aren't really what they seem when he walks in first thing and reads, House Rules for a Successful Visit: 1. Leave nothing behind 2. Take nothing with you 3. Dress appropriately 4. Two arms, two legs, one head 5. No harming the natives He realizes maybe things aren't what they seem. Scrub stays very busy during the summer trying to help his grandmother with the "visitors" and keeping the town Sheriff from shutting the Bed and Breakfast down. Oh and too bad the Sheriff has a really cute daughter, just Scrubs age, who seems to be really nice. All in all Scrub has one heck of a summer, gets to know his grandmother and learns a lot about responsibility, all while having the best summer of his life. At least the most unusual one anyway. --- Great book for kids 10 to 13 or older. Very fun read.
SanMiguelRiver More than 1 year ago
Clete Smith has proven to be a writer of extraordinary ability. His imaginative story keeps readers spellbound. And, even though this is for a young audience, adults will find it entertaining and fun. Here is an author who is able to weave a tale into a legend. We are all watching as his series unfolds into a many booked string. And, how lucky are we to have found him so early in his career!
AAR More than 1 year ago
ALIENS ON VACATION by Clete Barrett Smith is an interesting young adult fiction.It has a plot that is both interesting and easy to follow.The characters are interesting and intriguing.Scrub is sent to a grandmother he has never meet,while his parents are on a business trip for the summer.His parents ignored him,but he had his friends in Florida,so when he was sent to Washinton to stay the summer at her B&B.He learns that not onlyis his grandmother the gate-keeper,but each room of the B&B is a portal for Aliens.What happens is mayhem,chaos,adventure,and cosmic chaos.This is a fun read great for children the ages of 10-12 and some of us adults enjoyed it also.This book was received from the publisher and details can be found at Disney,Hyperion Books and My Book Addiction and More Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super good book. Really imaginitive, but not too cheesey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hard to get into but once you get into it you feel like your right there int the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is really cool i would love this to happen to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who knew aliens could be so intristing even nonfiction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only 9 but still this book is wonderful for all ages best sunshine state battle book (for 2012-2013 period) yet! Finished it today! Ready for Aliens on a Rampage!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome my teacher read it to me and my class in fourth grade!!!! It is a really good book i really loved it but i know we each have different oppions:(!! But if you are into mysteries and like sitting on the edge of your seat d gets in to trouble for reading instead of doing your chores or schoolwork this book is meant for you. Even if you dont like to read you should still get thid book;)
Jenny Lawrence More than 1 year ago
this book is a wonderful middleschool read.
whitneyfarmer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SUMMARY: A little boy is not looking forward to staying with his boring grandmother over the summer at her bed and breakfast. However, he is in for quite a surprise. His grandmothers residents are aliens, and the doors throughout the house lead to other worlds!PERSONAL REACTION: I loved the surprising twist to the traditional trip grandma's. I found the story very intriguing and original. I feel like this would be a great read for any child interested in space.EXTENSION IDEAS: This could be a great introduction to a lesson over the solar system. It would also be a great Halloween read. The students could even dress up and have alien day!!
wakela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute, enjoyable book designed for young readers. I don't know any young boys who wouldn't want to read this.This book takes Scrub on a wild ride through a wacky world that Clete Barrett Smith carefully constructed.Scrub was not looking forward to spending a whole summer away from his friends. Little did he know that his whole view of his grandma is about to change! Can you imagine your grandma running a bed & breakfast that is not only named Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, but actually is? That is exactly what Scrub learns on his trip to Washington.In conjunction with the Wakela's World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.
ref27 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Goofy, formulaic first entry in series. Appealing premise of intergalactic bed and breakfast and boy discovering new things about his family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked this out for my kids & ended up reading it myself. It was very funny & a good light read even for an adult. Get it for your kids & then read it yourself, it will give both you & your kids something to laugh & talk about! We are hoping to open a motel ourselves for friendly aliens!!
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as i speak its a great book, for kids like 9 to adults. im personally a month away from being 9, and the book sucks u in once you start reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You better get this book about.......... RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun and funny book, perfect for summer vacation reading! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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