Phoenix by S. F. Said : one boy alone can save the galaxy @RHKidsUK – middle grade Sci-fi

Posted: July 26, 2013 in Intermediate, Primary School
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By S. F. Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean

“The supernova is coming … one boy alone can save the galaxy”

I confess I have not read any of S. F. Said’s books before but I am lining up for this one and I have already checked that the local library has it on order. I will be checking my local bookshops too as it is due out very soon. What attracted me first to this book was that it had been illustrated by the Dave McKean. I love his illustrations. They are at times dark, weird and wonderfully atmospheric. The trailer to this book is different to most and indeed stunning. The narrator has the voice of the old traditional storytellers. I just wanted to sit back and listen to the rest of the story.
I began reading the story here courtesy of Random House Children’s Publishers and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lucky thinks he’s an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing – and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him.

Now he’s on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew – and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair.

Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy. For Lucky is not the only one in danger. His destiny and the fate of the universe are connected in the most explosive way . . . ”

Trailer created by Dave McKean

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