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  1. Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
    Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
    Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
    Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
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  2. Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn

    [1596438355]
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    Customer Ratings (3 reviews)
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Beach culture and UFOs collide in this lighthearted adventure story about an alien encounter at an aging Cocoa Beach motel.
Twelve-year-old Aidan lives and works at his parents' motel on the Space Coast in Florida, so he's seen a lot of weird stuff. Even his best friend, Louis, is a little bit crazy―he's obsessed with UFOs and swears he saw one two years ago. But things at the Mercury Inn are about to get a whole lot weirder. When an actual unidentified flying object suddenly appears in the sky over the motel, Aidan begins to realize that some of the residents of the Mercury Inn may be much more unusual than he thought. And Louis might not be so crazy after all. Filled with quirky characters and atmosphere, this beachy alien caper, like the aging motel where it takes place, is anything but ordinary.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Greg Leitich Smith
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781596438354
ISBN
1596438355
Label
Roaring Brook Press
Manufacturer
Roaring Brook Press
MPN
colour illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
224
PartNumber
colour illustrations
PublicationDate
2014-06-10
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
ReleaseDate
2014-06-10
Studio
Roaring Brook Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is a total hoot, and it's smarter, funnier, better written and better plotted than a quick glance might at first suggest.

In a nutshell the plot sounds fairly predictable. Aidan lives at his family's motel on the Cape Canaveral coast. Aidan and his UFO obsessed buddy Louis witness a UFO event while working a shuttle launch party. Coverups, invasion rumors, and suspicions about the possibly extra-terrestrial origins of some of the motel guests ensue. Aidan, Louis and a high-tech maybe alien girl, Dru, investigate.

Now, this could be the basis for a perfectly fine fun adventure mystery. But, it is a lot more than that, mainly because the three young characters are so well-written and because all three are observant, insightful and funny. Aidan has a very deadpan delivery, is a bit world weary for a twelve year old, and is the most skeptical of the three. Louis is a total believer and is the high energy sparkplug who keeps the more frantic aspects of the... Read more
With each new book published by Greg Leitich Smith I am more impressed with his writing. This book was a great fun story. It was humorous, entertaining and a little silly, but that being said it is a book kids will love. Greg is the author of the Chronal Engine and also the two books set at the Preshtigo School in Chicago: Ninja, Piranhas, and Galileo and Tofu and T. Rex. This book set in Cocoa Beach in South Florida is a mash up of Beach culture, UFO enthusiast, and Space Flight fanatics around the Cape.

Aiden lives and works at his parent’s hotel on the Space Coast, the Mercury Inn. His best friend Louis also works at the hotel and is definitely a UFO enthusiast, who swears he saw a UFO two years ago during the accident in which he lost his leg. The Mercury Inn is known for throwing huge parties during any space launches. And Aiden and Louis have seen a lot of weird stuff working at the hotel but things have just got a whole lot weirder. An actual UFO appears during... Read more
Does your youngster love thinking about aliens but he/she is a little too young for H.G Wells? This is the perfect book for the little one who looks up at the night sky and wonders who's out there.
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