If you thought part one and two of Aoléon The Martian Girl series contained a lot of action and excitement just wait until you jump in to part three! The story of Gilbert and Aoléon’s adventure continues as they use a device provided by Bizwat, (a super-elite member of the Martian commando unit who just happens to disguise himself as a pizza delivery guy), to hack through security systems and deactivate force fields. With the force field deactivated they climb through an air duct and overhear Luminon’s plans to steal Earth’s cows. It seems the Martian leader hopes to attain absolute power by conquering Earth and acquiring its precious milk supply.
Luminon plans to cause an accident at Galactworks that would disrupt the flow of galactmilk. With production halted Martians will begin to starve. As the shortage of milk continues Luminon believes the Martians will be easily convinced to look for alternative sources for sustenance. The Martians will look for milk wherever they can find it and Luminon believes it will not be difficult to persuade the Martian population to invade Earth and steal Earth’s dairy cows.
Gilbert and Aoléon race to Galactworks to warn Aoléon’s father, Deimos, of this devious plan. The action continues as they do their best to avoid danger while trying to save Gilbert’s home planet.
I enjoyed reading part three of this series just as much as parts one and two. The story is quite approachable for middle-school aged children, (the intended audience of this series), as the story of stealing cows is easy to understand and relate to without being too scary.
The images and graphics once again bring the story to life before the reader’s eyes. The pictures of the bad guys like Luminon help the reader visualize this foreign world while the pictures of Gilbert and Aoléon racing to save Earth make you feel the flurry of action that helps keep the story moving at a rapid pace.
Although this story is intended for a middle-school audience it has certainly captured my attention. The language is easy to read and absorb and the pace of the story enables you to read it from cover to cover in just over an hour!
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