Award: Awesome Indies: APPROVED
Categories: Children's Books, Football, Short Stories
Publisher: Well Said Press
Author: Karen Inglis
A boy, an alien and World Cup football. A match made in heaven for soccer fans aged 7-10! Laugh-out-loud funny! Eleven-year-old Charlie Spruit can't believe his luck when he opens his door to an alien one morning. Who is he? Why has he come? Charlie soon discovers that this alien has run away from space to Earth to be with him because he's soccer mad and the World Cup is on...! 'Eeek,' as Charlie decides to call him, takes up secret residence in Charlie's bedroom where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines and stickers by day. All is going surprisingly well until slimy sci-fi mad Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek through his telescope. Sid has his own plans for this alien, which bring surprises that no-one could have imagined...
Assessed for Awesome Indies