Eeek! The Runaway Alien

ABOUT Karen Inglis

Karen Inglis
I live in London, UK.

I published my first children's book, 'The Secret Lake',in September 2011. It's a magical 'time-slip' story in which two children travel back in time 100 years and meet the children living in their then home... It's had wonderful 5-Star reviews - from ch More...


Eleven-year-old Charlie Spruit can't believe his luck when he opens his door to an alien one morning. Who is he? Why has he come? Charlie soon discovers that this alien has run away from space to Earth to be with him because he's soccer mad and the World Cup is on...!

'Eeek,' as Charlie decides to call him, takes up secret residence in Charlie's bedroom where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines and stickers by day.

All is going surprisingly well until slimy sci-fi mad Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek through his telescope. Sid has his own plans for this alien, which bring surprises that no-one could have imagined...

Review from LoveReading4kidsUK - a highly respected UK children's literary website :)  Eeek! is listed in 7+, 9+, Books for Boys & Reluctant Readers!

"A boy, an alien and football - without any shadow of doubt it's a match made in heaven for boys in particular and if you have a reluctant reader in the house aged from 6-9 then you just might get him or her reading as a result of EEEK!  Apart from the storyline being a real page-turner it's also laugh-out-loud funny.  Just how and why a football mad alien turns up on Charlie's doorstep one day and stays with him will have you in stitches. Eeek may be fluorescent green with smoke coming out of his ears but just like ET he's a wonderfully loveable alien, but this time for the 21st century."

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