Sparkling, original and fun - Opal Moonbaby, the alien Pippi Longstocking, is back, and this time she's going to school in this brilliant series for children 7+. This is a brand new edition with a fantastic new cover look from HORRID HENRY illustrator Tony Ross.
Originally published as About Zooming Time, Opal Moonbaby! this is the second book in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby.
Opal Moonbaby is spending a year on Earth. A whole year! Martha can't wait to take her to school, to introduce her to her friends and to recreate all the fun they had during the summer.
But things don't turn out quite as expected and before Martha knows it, Opal is off making new friends, doing new things and throwing herself into life on Earth - and Martha can't keep up. When Opal's Uncle Bixie warns them that the nasty Mercurials, enemies from their home planet of Carnelia, are on their way to Earth, planning mischief, Martha begins to worry. But Opal is far too busy making friends to be bothering about those stupid Mercurials. Besides, her eyes would z-ray them immediately and she'd dazzle-kick them all the way back to Carnelia. Wouldn't she?
Join Opal and Martha for an out-of-this-world-adventure!
A really unusual book with two excellent heroines - www.parentsintouch.co.uk
Opal Moonbaby is one of the most entertaining and colourful characters I have had the pleasure of spending time with ... I am in awe of the powers of Maudie Smith's imagination. How she comes up with such unique and entertaining characters and settings, I have no idea ... I would buy this series for any young girl, who enjoys comical tales and knows the true meaning of friendship. A blooming, zooming, fantabulous read! - www.serendipityreviews.co.uk
This is a touching story that had me laughing out loud. I highly recommend this book, it is so much fun! - Bookbabblers blog
Maudie Smith began her career as an actor. She spent years perching on scenery in the back of a van, while touring with a small-scale theatre company. In children's theatre, she played well-known characters such as Piglet and the Snow Queen. She co-devised many of the plays in which she performed and has written lyrics for musicals, cabaret and a libretto. She recently graduated from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. Maudie lives in a village near Bath with her screenwriter husband, two daughters, two cats, two chickens and far too many stick insects.
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