One chilly winter’s day I showed my daughter a map of the solar system, in an attempt to entertain her. Her eyes glazed over as I showed her pictures of Mars and Venus, then she yawned and asked… “Where’s the doggy?”
Now, how could I make space interesting, entertaining even? Hmmm. Think, think…An alien visiting from Pluto. Uglesnoo, a fun name for him. Amelia after Amelia Earhart, the famous aviatrix. Plus, it’s a lovely name. Now what would Uglesnoo be doing on Earth? A quest, yes he was here on a quest to save his sister! And this quest will take him and Amelia to the moon, sun and all the planets in the solar system where they would meet lots of crazy aliens and enjoy many fantastic adventures!
So began the story of Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace, the first book in Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures, a series of ten for children ages 5-10.
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Evonne Blanchard is the author of Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace, Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage and Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon. These are the first three books in Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures. The author is currently working on the fourth book in the series, Amelia, the Snapperjacks and the Molten Maze.
Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel into outer space? For the adventures…of a lifetime!
Book Three: Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon
Amelia and Uglesnoo land on Mercury. They meet the Merballs, the friendly aliens that live there. All goes well until an asteroid hits their planet. Amelia and Uglesnoo find themselves in deep trouble. How will they convince the Merballs of their innocence? And how will they manage to collect the flying shoes, escape Mercury and continue their quest to save Uglesnoo’s sister?
“Adventure, inventiveness, and humor merge in this quirky, appealing tale.”
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“…This third book is even more original, fun and creative! With aliens, different planets, a good dose of humor and excellent storytelling that is age-appropriate, this is one of the best kids series out there. The illustrations are pretty fun too and fit the story well.”
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Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage
Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help. His sister is very sick. The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune. With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest. More items are needed to buy the crystal. But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens. Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?
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“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews
“Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get your kids started the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!” Rating 5/5 Stars. Examiner.com
Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace
When is a present not a present? When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from Pluto! Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon. Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help. Should Amelia venture into outer Space?
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“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children