I have a wonderful children’s book to share with you today. #galaxygirl is an incredible children’s Sci-Fi novel that talks about some very big issues, in a wonderful engaging and humorous way.
I loved reading #galaxygirl so much, I found myself laughing out loud and didn’t want to put it down. It is a book that I will definitely be sharing with my daughter when she is a little older. And if you like the sound of it, there is a chance to win yourself a signed copy below too.
Author: Bev Smith
Bev Smith has been a secondary school teacher, saleswoman, waitress, wages clerk, youth worker and holiday park entertainments manager. She has scuba dived the Barrier Reef, lived in a village in Namibia, worked for a charity in Thailand, flown over Victoria Falls and paddled in the sea at Bournemouth.
Having single-parented her three daughters, she’s been ferociously playing catch up with this writing lark. She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Children at Winchester University. #galaxygirl is her debut middle-grade book.
Synopsis: You hate school. Your family is beyond annoying. Your only friend comes from a different planet, and she’s about to leave.
What’s a girl to do?
Fed up with life on Earth, Esme stows away on the spaceship taking Stella back to Planet Kratos.
So begins Esme’s adventure into a world beyond the stars. A world of strange creatures, thrilling journeys, heroic rescues and instant fame.
Oh, and school. Lots of school.
Along the way she discovers that friends may be greener on the other side, but they still can’t be trusted.
Millions and billions of light years away from Earth, she sets in motion a plan to escape. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t about to let their prize exhibit leave anytime soon…
Age Range: Middle Grade, 8-12 years
Categories: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Children’s Fantasy Fiction
Publication Date: 29th November 2018
Publisher: ACS Books
Rating: 5 stars
Content Warnings: In depth discussion of Esme’s feelings and thoughts about running away from home.
Review: I cannot tell you how much I loved #galaxygirl. It really is the most incredible book. I would love to have read it when I was younger, but I think that it’s a great book for both children and adults alike. I loved the main character Esme, she had such an energy about her. But best of all she behaved like a child, which is exactly as she should, she was just so well written.
The writing style was wonderful and reminded me of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the Groosham Grange books by Anthony Horowitz. I lost count of the amount of times it had me laughing. There are so many wonderful jokes dotted through the pages, but they never felt forced.
As well as being lighthearted #galaxygirl also deals with some really big issues, and those that are so relevant to children in the Middle Grade age range. Esme is allowed to explore and come to her own conclusions in the book, just as children should be allowed to experiment, and experience things in order to learn and grow. It’s an absolutely wonderful book, which really does highlight that we often don’t know what we have until it is gone.
I would definitely recommend #galaxygirl to any young fans of sci-fi and fantasy, or just those who love reading… and maybe even those who don’t!
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I received a copy of #galaxygirl for the purpose of this blog tour, all words and opinions are my own, except for the synopsis and author bio.
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