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Eeek!: The runaway alien
Eeek!: The runaway alien
by Karen Inglis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Eeek! The Runaway Alian - a hit for kids, 15 April 2012
We loved Karen Inglis' latest children's book - Eeek! The Runaway Alien. The ten year old perspective is that it is great; a thrilling story, funny, imaginative with good characters that you can relate to. Weird too, but in a good way! The well-described locations - each in their own way were good and evocative - draw you in to the world of the story. These included space, the football match and even the home where the boy lived. The dialogue was good too, the jokes are funny and the alien gets to see a football match in the end. Younger brother is also having the story read to him and Dad's impressed too. We can't help speculating whether a sequel is in the offing perhaps with the alien crashing down somewhere else?

Steve, Manifesto Books
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The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure
by Karen Inglis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing time-travel adventure, 11 Oct. 2011
We think that Karen Inglis' new children's story 'The Secret Lake' is a perfect gift for young readers in the pre-to-early teen range with a taste for mystery and adventure and that probably includes most children in this category. There is a rich assembly of appealing and intriguing younger characters and the adults are well portrayed from a child's perspective too. That said, the main attraction of the book is the quirky time travel theme which enables a number of interesting angles to be explored with appropriate dramatic tension too. For a new generation brought up on Dr Who and Harry Potter, the temporal switches will not hold too much confusion and the historical perspective is vividly conveyed which adds to the rich mixture. The characteristics of the older characters may hold some resonances for some young readers too. We enjoyed reading The Secret Lake but younger readers will enjoy it more.


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