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Opal Moonbaby

4.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Martha's decided friends are stupid. Especially if they're anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever.

But it's the first day of the summer holidays, and there's not that much to do... until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal's been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people
Paperback, 202 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Orion Children's Books
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Jan 23, 2012 Serendipity Reviews rated it it was amazing
Who can resist this delightful, quirky, entertaining book which brings new words and phrases to our vocabulary, such as scoff capsules, hydrophones, swimbats and fantariums. Opal Moonbaby is one of the most charming children's books that I have read in a long time. It definitely had an old school feel about it, reminding me of the classics from my childhood.

As soon as Opal stepped out of her spaceship I found her adorable. Her zany and vibrant behaviour would brighten anyone's life. I found mys
Beth Kemp
Jan 21, 2012 Beth Kemp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This warm and quirky book will appeal to many girls, whilst avoiding some of the more obvious girliness that is sometimes seen on the shelves for this age group (and which puts off my 8yo; I'm sure there are others like her).

Martha is a brilliantly written character: easy to relate to and well-rounded. What's impressive and effective about this debut is that the other characters are also efficiently drawn and clearly differentiated. Martha and her brother are good kids, shown through their conce
LH Johnson
Oct 14, 2011 LH Johnson rated it really liked it
Opal Moonbaby reads a little like Pippi Longstocking meets Dodie Smith (I was very much reminded of I Capture the Castleand The Starlight Barking for example) with a sprinkle of Jacqueline Wilson-esque social commentary thrown in for good measure.

I really enjoyed this. It's got a certain almost old-fashioned charm to it that makes you fall for Opal and Martha and root for them to become friends. It feels like a modern day fairy tale / sci-fi spin on something like the Famous Five - and that's q
Mar 13, 2012 Emma rated it really liked it
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Guest Review by Seren Year 5

I really liked that this story was about a girl who comes to Earth wanting to make a friend. So cute. The alien girl is called Opal Moonbaby, in her attempt to make a friend she gets stuck in some really funny situations.

I giggled my way through this book and really looked forward to reading time before bed as I knew I could read more of this brilliant story. My favorite part was when Opal kept talking about Mr Tickle Bump (you have to read it lol). My favorite chara
May 24, 2014 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. Do not judge by front cover!
Jan 23, 2013 Victoria rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A heartwarming story of friendship that transcends all ages. Most people know the feeling of falling out with friends or when a new student changes the dynamics of a friendship group - especially as chidren. Maudie Smith has conveyed those feelings beautifully in this 9 year old character and with a large dose of humour and imagination - every little girl will love Opal Moonbaby!
Oct 18, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
A delightful, fanciful read that my 10-year brought to me and said "Mom, you need to read this". Opal Moonbaby is a visitor from another planet who befreinds a young Earth girl. It is fun to read how Opal tries to understand Earth life.
Sep 19, 2012 Maitha rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
CUte fantasy book for preteens. I'm sure my girl will like it. It talks about losing friends and making new ones, even if they are quirky. It was a fun read.
Jul 16, 2012 t4truffles rated it it was amazing
It is really funny how Opal doesn't know anything about Earth.
I also like Garnet, her mingle (special pet for aliens)
Apr 12, 2012 Tjala rated it liked it
Recommends it for: maia
Recommended to Tjala by: Michelle
A cute little book, that is funny at times annd just plain weird at otheers!
Nov 25, 2013 Keyla rated it it was amazing
hate friends lol
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