Aliens on Vacation

Aliens on Vacation

By Clete Barrett Smith; Christian Slade (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423133636, 251pp.

Publication Date: May 2011


Scrub isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in "Middle of Nowehere," Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he's not surprised by its 1960s-meets-Star Wars decor; but he is surprised by the weird looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is a portal and his grandma is the gatekeeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. She desperately needs Scrub's help with disguising the tourists as humans. As if that weren't difficult enough, the town sheriff is already suspicious of Granny. One wrong move and Scrub could blow Grandma's cover, forcing the B&B to shut down forever. And when it comes to aliens, every move seems wrong . . .
Full of cosmic chaos and mind-bending mayhem, Scrub's summer adventure will leave readers wanting to make a return trip.

About the Author
Clete Barrett Smith arrived on Earth as an infant and was raised among the native population. He participated in human rites of passage in the northwestern quadrant of the American landmass and later studied the planet s literature and writing techniques at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with his earthling wife and two daughters. For more information, visit his Web site,

Christian Slade worked on several animated films for Disney. "Reality Leak" is his first book for children. He lives in Orlando, Florida.