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Author: McDougall, Sophia

Number Of Pages: 416

EAN: 9780670067756

Release Date: 24-02-2015

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description The fact that someone had decided I’d be safer on Mars, where you could still only sort of breathe the air and sort of not get sunburned to death, was a sign that the war with the aliens was not going fantastically well.   I was worried that I was about to be told that my mother’s spacefighter had been shot down, so that when I found out that I was being evacuated to Mars, I was pretty calm. And, despite everything that happened to me and my friends afterward, I’d do it all again. Because until you have been pursued by terrifying aliens, been taught math by a laser-shooting robot goldfish, and tried to save the galaxy, I don’t think you can say you’ve really lived. If the same thing happens to you, here’s my advice: always carry duct tape.  Review “Witty and well observed, it injects science fiction with the recognizable everyday experience of ordinary youngsters.” - The Sunday Times (UK) “Sophia McDougall has created a fascinating world on a realistically terraformed Mars so that even the nerdiest kid should be able to enjoy the story without picking holes in the science.” - The Express & Star (UK) “This book is exciting, fast-paced, and I really enjoyed it.” - Magnet (UK) 'This is a fantastic sci-fi adventure, full of surprises and fun. I tore through it and loved every minute!' - What (British) kids are saying (lovereading4kids.co.uk), Sam Harper, age 10 'Mars Evacuees is a great book full of action, emotions and great descriptions...an awesome book.' - Charlie Flood ,10 'This book is a science fiction book for those who like maggots that fly around and try to eat you...Mars Evacuees is a book you might want to read.' - Dylan Sweet, age 10 'This book was absolutely brilliant...I would rate this book ten out of ten stars. It is awesome I hope they write another one.' - Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 11 'The book was very descriptive about the planets and space and think it would appeal to girls who like science fiction and space adventures. I enjoyed reading this book.' - Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 11 'This book is a real page-turner, I couldn't stop reading! I think this book is very cleverly worded, making it seem like the reader is actually stuck on Mars. I laughed pretty much all the way through!' - Abigail Smart, age 11 About the Author  SOPHIA McDOUGALL studied English literature at Oxford and is the author of plays, poetry, and the Romanitas trilogy ( Romanitas, Rome Burning, and Savage City). She lives in London. You can visit her online at www.sophiamcdougall.com. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. 1 When the polar ice advanced as far as Nottingham, my school was closed and I was evacuated to Mars. Miss Clatworthy called me into her office to tell me about it. I’d had in the back of my mind she might be going to say the aliens had finally shot down my mother’s spacefighter, so on the whole I took the actual news fairly well. And that’s even though I knew Mars wasn’t really ready for normal people to live on yet. They’d been terraforming it for years and years, but even after everything they’d squirted or sprayed or puffed at it and all the money they’d spent on toasting it gently like a gigantic scone, still you could only sort of breathe the air and sort of not get sunburned to death. So you can see that the fact that someone had decided I would be safer there than, say, Surrey, was not a sign that the war with the aliens was going fantastically well. Still, after eight months of Muckling Abbot School for Girls, I thought I could probably cope. It was one of those huge old posh schools that are practically castles, and must have been pretty drafty even before the Morrors came along in their invisible ships and said, “Oh, we’re going to settle on your planet! We only need the poles, which are more suitable for our needs! Don’t worry, you will hardly know we’re here! And as a sweetener, we will reverse global warming!” (Because that was a bad thing b

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