What do you get when you mix Jon Scieszka, Rick Riordan , Tom Angleberger and 8 other great authors together?
A GREAT collection of weird and fantastic sci-fi stories!
Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka
352 pages – ages 8+
Book 4 in the Guys Read series
Published by Walden Pond Press on September 17, 2013
Summary- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on another planet, be attacked by alien warlords, or even be taken over by evil robo-shoes? This is the book for you! The Guys Read series have collections of short stories by different authors. In this book all of the stories are Sci-Fi (one of my favorite genres). There are ten stories in all and the authors are –
with illustrations by Greg Ruth
Opinion- The stories in the collection are all written in different styles (which I thought made it really cool). Rick Riordan wrote a new Percy Jackson short story for the book (very cool). I particularly loved Bouncing the Grinning Goat by Shannon Hale because it had a medieval feel to it with swords and mystical powers. There is even one story by Shaun Tan that is completely graphic and pretty cool. I was introduced to some really great authors that I didn’t know before (Ray Bradbury, Rebecca Stead) that I am planning to read more of their books. Of course, I loved Tom Angleberger’s “Rise of the RoboShoes” and Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo.” Both were funny and were the great stories I expect out of two of my favorite authors. Because they Guys Read series is a bunch of short stories, they are great to read when you don’t have a lot of time or for kids who are reluctant readers. I think boys will love this book, although I know a lot of girls who are into Sci-Fi too!
To learn more about the Guys Read series please visit the official website HERE!
I highly recommend this series to kids! The other books are great as well. (See my review of Guys Read Thriller HERE).