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Escape from Planet Yastol (Way-Too-Real Aliens #1)

3.03  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
11-year-old Joshua Higgins loves to write, but his prize-winning sci-fi novel has some unwanted fans. A group of sinister blue aliens have captured Josh and his sister Maggie. They claim that Josh can tune into other worlds, and they take him and Maggie to the planet Yastol to prove it. But even if Josh and Maggie can escape from their captors, will they be able to prevent ...more
Hardcover, 102 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Lerner Classroom
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Kelly Haacke
Apr 18, 2015 Kelly Haacke rated it it was amazing
I chose thee book, "Escape from Planet Yastol" By Pamela F. Service. This science fiction book geared towards children ages 8 and up has won the following the Golden Duck Award Nominee for Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades in 2012. This book is about a boy named Josh Higgins who loves to make up stories about other planets, but he soon realizes learns that the stories he wrote about are real. The outer space people he made up come and kidnap his sister, Maggie and now Josh has to save her ...more
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Aug 18, 2016 Raina rated it liked it
Shelves: j, sci-fi
This was literally the final book I read for my outreach push in local elementary schools, and I probably wouldn't have gotten to it if I hadn't been laid out flat on my back with a nasty bug for a week.
It ended up being my presentation opener for most of the presentations I did for students.
"Has anyone here ever written a story?" (be scared)

I kinda love the concept, which is very much the only reason I even picked it up.

As far as execution goes, there was problematic dissonance between the te
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M.
May 01, 2013 M. rated it really liked it
Josh won the writing contest at school last year, interesting but not something to endear him to the school bullies and his younger sister, all of whom see him as a wimp. He kind of sees himself that way, too. He wrote an adventure on about a planet called Yastol, a wonderful piece of fiction...or is it? The flat blue creatures from space show up, kidnap Josh and his sister, and transport them to Yastol to find aafth, a mineral the blue guys need to power their spaceships and weapons so they can ...more
Debbie McNeil
Aug 05, 2012 Debbie McNeil rated it it was ok
I loved the concept of a student author, loved the use of figurative language....just wish there was more to it.
pati
Exciting science fiction for those new to the genre - Escape From Planet Yastol has action packed, alien adventure to satisfy the most ardent sci-fi fan!
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Mar 07, 2016 Carterkempgmail.Com rated it it was ok
Shelves: adventure
Well, it's ok. A budding young author discovers that the fantasy world he's written about actually exists after he's kidnapped by aliens and taken there. Short and light.
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Born in Berkeley, California, Pamela F. Service grew up loving to hear, read, and tell stories - particularly about weird stuff. Pamela earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley followed by an MA in history and archaeology from the University of London.

She spent many years living in Bloomington, Indiana, writing, serving on the city council, and being curator of a history museum. She has
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