Book review by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto with the help of Carmen Otto:
I read Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer - by Christopher Peter, and also asked my 10 year old daughter, Carmen (in 4th grade) to read it and help with the review as well. It didn’t take me long to get through the book and it took my daughter 3 hours. It’s a quick read and fabulous for the young reader in your life. As a mom, I appreciate the well written characters and the moral of the story. Keeping secrets is a sticky wicket in the parenting world. You teach your children that keeping secrets is bad and then they ruin their brother’s Christmas surprise by spilling the beans…(yes, that happened at our house more than once). I appreciate that secrecy, friendship, and loyalty were all addressed in an enjoyable read.
Carmen thought the book was fun, easy to read, and she mentioned it reminded her of some Veggie Tale books we read when she was younger. After some thoughtful discussion, what she meant was that she noticed the moral lessons and theme of the book. It wasn’t just a fantasy/mystery, it was a teaching moment too.
Whether you read this with your child or give it to them to read on their own, you don’t have to worry about any questionable content. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
Official Book Summary:
What if you found something so dazzlingly brilliant that you had to keep it a secret – even from your own family? A secret so amazing it could change the world forever? Something that dark forces would do anything to possess …?
Danny Chaucer’s lonely. He loves to gaze up at the sumptuous night sky, wishing he was up there …
Nat Ford is the new girl in class and spends half her time running from the school bullies. Nothing interesting ever happens in their dead-end town.
Until one night when something extraordinary lands in the trees behind Danny's house. Something unbelievable, revolutionary, wonderful!
Then the sinister Captain Frost appears, and the chase is on. There might be only one way to escape – into space ...
A thrilling and funny adventure story for kids – and educational too as you’ll learn cool stuff about space! Finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards (9–12 year olds category) – an award where books are rated by the kids themselves. Check out the reviews to find out what people are saying about it.
File Size: 522 KB
Print Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Albury Books (May 2, 2015)
Publication Date: May 2, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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