Aliens on Vacation

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Aliens on Vacation

By Clete Barrett Smith; Christian Slade (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9781423157236, 251pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Description

David isn't happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in "Middle-of-Nowhere," Washington. Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he isn't surprised by its the-60's-meets-Star-Wars d cor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. Grandma desperately needs David's help monitoring the visitors, shopping for cartloads of aluminum-foil for dinner, and taking rambunctious alien kids, that glow-in-the-dark and look like trees, camping. The problem is, the town sheriff, already suspicious about Granny, is a scout leader camping in the same spot. Will David blow Granny's cover, forcing the B&B to shut down for good, or will the intergalactic police have to intervene?



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, www.cletebarrettsmith.com.

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