Boon on the Moon, by John Huddles | Dedicated Review
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Written by John Huddles
Age Range: 9-12
Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Notable Kids Publishing
What to expect: Space Adventure, Sci-Fi, Science, and Engineering
Boon on the Moon is a sci-fi space adventure, written by Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director John Huddles, in which an almost ten-year-old boy and his goody-two-shoes and know-it-all robot find that they must save the world.
Set in the future, Byron “Boon” Barnett lives in Arizona with his mother, father, and girl-crazy older brother. With a penchant for exploring nature and known to laugh in the face of danger, Boon often finds himself in troublesome and dangerous positions that have, in the past, required some emergency help. When his dream of visiting the moon comes true, Boon can’t help but go exploring on his own with his robot, Jose Ignacio. Only this time, he may be the only hope of keeping Earth and the moon safe from a white worm—a force of nature known to behave randomly, unpredictably, and very dangerously. It seems Boon and his family have arrived on the moon just in time to be evacuated and for everything to go wrong.
Equal parts imaginative and informative, author John Huddles has packed the story with a wide range of concepts and themes: humor, adventure, danger, a little romance, science, philosophy, and fireworks. In combination with his likable parents, the carefully crafted character of Boon has readers question the importance of intelligence over inventiveness. The real takeaway lies in the powerful combination of utilizing both qualities together.
Boon on the Moon is a well-plotted sci-fi novel that feels authentically futuristic and will surely appeal to space-obsessed kiddos and those that love an exhilarating adventure. It would also make a fun family read-aloud as it has something for everyone. Readers will surely also want to reach for a delicious-sounding Space Gazelle treat!
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About the Author
John Huddles is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director. Filmmaker Magazine called his sci-fi thriller, The Philosophers, an “adventure film of ideas” … “sneakily beautiful” with “bravura fantasy sequences.” In Boon On The Moon, the first book from The Booniverse, John extends his love of sci-fi/fantasy into storytelling for the page instead of the screen.
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