Magic wand? Nah, he doesn’t need it.
Can fly? Only when kicked real bad in the ass.
Special weapons? Yeah! Super-annihilating-fart-smelling-bomb.
Magic powers? His mom gave a kit to him, as a birthday present, but he kinda messed up.
Special clothes? Only his school uniform.
Is part of a superhero league? Well, has his school friends.
Fighting what kind of criminals? Martians, of course! They are disguised as humans and are among us. They want to conquer Earth, but he will not allow them. Along with his best friend, Eduardo, will give a good kick in the asses of the invaders, with no mercy!
Invaders from Mars brings back to young readers, the pleasure of investigation and deduction, with a plot that is set in a time when there were no cell phones, to think of personal computers was science fiction and, for fun, was enough to leave home to meet friends and play ball, ride bike or...
Getting into trouble!
But make no mistake: this is not a book just for kids. Adults can have fun and remember your childhood days when everything was a great adventure, and there was always a mystery to decipher every corner.
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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite Invaders from Mars: The Adventures of Joaquim and Eduardo by Michael Ruman is a children's adventure tale that follows the strange and mysterious life of 11-year-old Joaquim and his best friend Eduardo. The story begins in 1969 with Joaquim certain of an alien invasion of Earth. But Eduardo is less convinced of the Martians' plans, so the two boys begin an adventure to find clues of aliens on Earth. The boys unwittingly stumble upon a real invasion plan of Earth and it is up to them to stop Sergeant Gomes and the rest of Earth's enemies. Can the boys stop the Martian invasion? Or will the aliens prove too strong to let a complex invasion plan be foiled by two preteen boys? One thing that readers will appreciate about this story is the simplistic nature of this book. Because the setting is 1969, readers are thrust into a world without cell phones or video games or iPods, or any other electronic device. This was a refreshing aspect of the story. The main characters must use deductive reasoning to discover the truth about the alien invasion and can't rely on the Internet to solve their problems for them. This is a fun, cute mystery, with a lot of interesting clues that kids will really appreciate and understand. Parents can also be happy with the message of this story and feel good that their children are reading a nice, clean story that is educational as well as entertaining.