Welcome to the Blog Tour for #galaxygirl, the debut book by Bev Smith. Filled with school, adventure, blog posts, and space!
For today’s post I will be telling you all about the book/author, and I got a fabulous excerpt in which Esme tells about her first shopping experience. Oh, and I can’t forget the giveaway (open UK only).
Let’s get started!
You hate school. Your family is beyond annoying. Your only friend comes from a different planet, and she’s about to leave.
What’s a girl to do?
Fed up with life on Earth, Esme stows away on the spaceship taking Stella back to Planet Kratos.
So begins Esme’s adventure into a world beyond the stars. A world of strange creatures, thrilling journeys, heroic rescues and instant fame. Oh, and school. Lots of school.
Along the way she discovers that friends may be greener on the other side, but they still can’t be trusted.
Millions and billions of light years away from Earth, she sets in motion a plan to escape. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t about to let their prize exhibit leave anytime soon…
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Bev Smith has been a secondary school teacher, saleswoman, waitress, wages clerk, youth worker and holiday park entertainments manager. She has scuba dived the Barrier Reef, lived in a village in Namibia, worked for a charity in Thailand, flown over Victoria Falls and paddled in the sea at Bournemouth.
Having single-parented her three daughters, she’s been ferociously playing catch up with this writing lark. She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Children at Winchester University. #galaxygirl is her debut middle-grade book.
#galaxygirl features a series of blog posts written by Esme to help her mum ‘come to terms’ with her decision to run away and live in outer space. In this extract Esme details her first shopping experience on Kratos:
Me again. ☺
So anyway, having decided I was staying, it was felt that some celebratory shopping was in order. We travelled two miles across to Area 52 in a Temple of Vroom maxi-taxi. The shopping centre, like everything else here, was huge – a vast titanium building filled with heavenly shops.
We stopped at Noise R Us to pick out some earphones. Then headed to Sparks and Marks for my uniform, followed by H. W. Cliffs for my school supplies. It’s weird how quickly I felt at home…
They’ve bought me my very own kTab, a tiny little tablet which grows bigger when you switch it on. It’s essential for life on Kratos. The kids here carry them around, using them in lessons for research, writing up projects, sending in homework etc.
I’m using it to upload these blog posts now, which Stella’s shown me how to encrypt, so that they can only be picked up on Earth. And it’s fitted with a tracking device, so that Armstrong and Luna can find me if I ever get lost or in trouble.
They’ve let me set up my very own Spacebook account! I’ve already got tons of friends on there, way more than Stella.
Luna took us to lunch at The Plaice Station where I tried their version of fish and chips. Not nearly as tasty as our chippy, but they still did a fair job.
Oh, and we found the most amazing baker, whose cakes were nearly as good as Gran’s. It’s called The Bread Pitt. The name seemed familiar, but they assured me it was the only one in the entire universe.
Next stop was the chemist for Luna. She’s actually growing the hair on her chin! I mean properly growing it. She gets this gooey paste stuff called Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow which she puts on three times a day.
Once she’s applied it she has to lie on the sofa for half an hour, waiting for ‘the magic’ to work. I keep coming across her stretched out. Makes me jump every single time. Chin hair is the height of fashion here – the more the better.
I think we should start a campaign to get Hairy Harrison moved to Kratos. I’m pretty sure she’d be happier, she’d certainly fit in better. They’d have her on the cover of a beauty magazine in the twitch of a whisker.
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