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Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2006/11/13 - Rampaging, cruel invaders, set to bring devastation and destruction to our planet – that’s your usual idea of aliens…but non-alien Faiz Kermani’s debut novel “My Alien Penfriend” will change all that!.
Set 200 years in the future, young alien Zmod is eager to discover more about Earth, when he contacts earthling Darius. Their ensuing friendship will outlast the threat of alien terrorists, the menace of an environmental disaster and even the reapparition of a famous Scottish monster… Cleverly written and full of suspense, emotion and laughter, My Alien Penfriend will embark you on an unforgettable trip between futuristic Earth and fascinating planet Bartoch.
See what those on Earth are saying about ‘My Alien Penfriend’:
“Sometimes differences make for the strongest friendship as Zmod and Darius discover in “My Alien Penfriend”. Faiz Kermani brings us a fantasy tale of two young boys corresponding by spacemail. This book is well written, interesting and an easy read”. - Debra Gaynor, Reader Views
“A fun and easy read for the young, budding science fiction fan”. - Nancy Morris, Allbooks Reviews
“A fun story for young science fiction fans that shows friendship doesn't care about differences.” - Christina Lewis, Kidsbookshelf
“The pen pal/penfriend device is a unique and effective way to develop characters, explore ideas, and present different points of view. Though the setting is 200 years in the future, the reader will easily recognize Darius and Zmod as believable and likable peers.” - The Reading Tub
Written by London resident Faiz Kermani, My Alien Penfriend is a novel for young adult readers about two children living on opposite sides of the galaxy - one earthling, one extraterrestrial - who communicate and forge a strong friendship. Their interest in one another's planets becomes shadowed by a terrible force that puts them in danger, yet together they discover the true meaning of friendship. My Alien Penfriend is written in the unusual format of written letters between the two, with the occasional newspaper article from both worlds thrown in. A handful of black-and-white illustrations add their own touch of whimsy and wonder to this delightful story. - Midwest Book Review
“Author Faiz Kermani is a scientist by trade, and My Alien Penfriend is his first children’s book. A fan of Roald Dahl, George Orwell and John Steinbeck, his style certainly reflects a love for space and children. This illustrated children’s book is tidy package at 94 pages and retails for under $12 (US).
Many parents may find themselves reminiscing about their own childhood pen-pals and the excitement they felt waiting for each letter. Educators can use the book to encourage pen-pal writing with youth in other countries and improve creative writing skills.”
- Lillian Brummet - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment – Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.
“My Alien Penfriend” is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and at other online stores around the galaxy.