Sarah's Stars

Bryan W. Fields.  Lunchbox and the Aliens
Henry Holt and Co  $22.95  ISBN 0-8050-7995-5  172 pg.
Reviewed by Chelaine, Age 12

Lunchbox rolled happily in the grass, squirming from side to side like a sausage heating unevenly. He paused occasionally, allowing the June sun to warm one side or the other, and letting his long ears flop over his face or spread out flat on the ground. Then he resumed, grunting and snorting in pure canine contentment, oblivious to the mailman, oblivious to fleas, oblivious to the alien eyes that observed him from two hundred miles up.

Bryan W. Fields wrote Lunchbox And The Aliens. Illustrations were done by Kevan Atteberry. Both of these people did a marvelous job in putting together this children's novel.

This book was mainly about how two peculiar aliens abduct a basset hound (Lunchbox) trying to get help in making a "froonga" machine. In their adventure, the aliens accidentally make Lunchbox a ‘lean, mean, garbage-machine-making, uh, machine’ with one of their experiments. Eventually, Lunchbox makes the froonga machine with the help of his owner, Nate. But, will the destiny of the universe erupt because of a malfunction?

I strongly believe this action-filled tale of a dog deserves a 3 out of 5 star ranking. And I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 7 to 11.


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