Sparkling, original and fun - meet Opal Moonbaby, the alien who came to stay, in this brilliant new series for 7+ girls.
Martha's decided friends are stupid. Especially if they're anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever.
But it's the first day of the summer holidays, and there's not that much to do... until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal's been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness - people are strange) and to make a friend.
About the Author
Debut author, Maudie Smith started out as an actor, devising new musical plays for which she also wrote lyrics. Her many roles in children's theatre include the Snow Queen and Piglet. More recently she has written a libretto for a newly commissioned opera. In 2011 she completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Maudie lives near Bath with her screenwriter husband and their two daughters, along with a menagerie of cats, chickens and stick insects.
The story of an alien who comes to earth on a mission to make friends, this is a rather lovely debut. Quirky and very charming, Opal is something of a futuristic Pippi Longstocking, which can only be a good thing [BOOKSELLER] a little like Pippi Longstocking meets Dodie Smith ... with a sprinkle of Jacqueline Wilson-esque social commentary thrown in for good measure. I really enjoyed this. It's got a certain, almost old-fashioned, charm to it [DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK...] ''I loved this book ... I really enjoy the way Opal speaks and all the things she tells Martha and Robbie about Carnelia, her home planet ... The plot was great and has us guessing all the way through, and the ending was fantastic. I recommend this funny, great book to boys and girls who love having fun and are 7 or older.'' Review by 7 year old Isabella [CHICKLISH] ''I so wish I had a friend like Opal Moonbaby and a pet like Garnet. They would be so funny to hang out with! ... It's the best, best, best best!' [Isabella (age 9)] It's amazing! I can't wait to read the next one. [Katya (age 11)]
Series: Opal Moonbaby
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 13th March 2012
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.203
Edition Number: 1