Space Rocks

spacerocksWritten by Tom O’Donnell

This book is a cute science fiction story told by a Xotonian “youngling” alien. But in this story the humans are the aliens and the invaders of his asteroid “Gelo” when they come to mine for minerals. The youngling is curious and against his originator’s (parent) rules makes contact with four human children. When their section of the space ship gets separated from the mother ship and falls back to the asteroid the youngling must save them. Through all their misadventures on the asteroid, the Xotonians and the four human children end up on the other side of a black hole orbiting another earthlike planet. Now the children cannot contact their parents. But that must be another adventure for, hopefully, a second book. I enjoyed the book and would like to see a continuation of the story.

Review by Jackie Bodell, Plymouth Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Space Rocks
Written by Tom O’Donnell
324 pages
Release Date: February 6, 2014
ISBN: 9781595147134 (hardcover)

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