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Escape To Mars

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Billy Chen and Amber Harris are two 10-year olds who, along with their parents, steal a ride on the space shuttle to avoid the impending destruction of Earth. Billy's father, a particle physicist, believes he has accidentally created a black hole. To save humanity, a team of six adults and two children are rushed off to Mars to start a new colony. This story is exciting ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 27th 2012 by CreateSpace
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brandy oliver
Aug 14, 2012 brandy oliver rated it it was amazing
Aaron, my 9 year old, is just in love with this book. He sat at the kitchen table giggling and giggling and having the best time. Especially with Billy's chapters. On top of being a hilariously funny book, Escape to Mars, has some very cool and sneaky way of teaching a little bit about science and outer space. This was a big hit with me, since I adore anything my children can learn from. Especially when it comes in such a creative form. ( After reading about the author, and learning he has ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Billy Chen thought himself to be an ordinary kid until he is forced to escape Earth with a Mars Mission Crew bound for Mars in the Venture Shuttle from NASA. The crew exists of Billy's father a particle physicist, his mom, Captain Harris an Astronaut, the Captain's young daughter Amber, Lt. Roberts, Dr. Frank and Mr. Brody. The Venture also carried a variety of farm animals and plants they would need on Mars to start a colony. There was many other supplies needed for the mission.

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Sandra Stiles
Dec 30, 2012 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
What would you do if you learned your father was responsible for the annihilation of the Earth? If you were Billy Chen, you and your family and a few others would steal a shuttle and head to Mars. When Billy Chen’s father announces that he has accidently created a black hole that is going to destroy the Earth, they and several others make plans to escape to Mars in the hopes of colonizing the planet to continue the human race. I thought of Noah’s Ark as I read this story. They take animals and ...more
Greg Krehbiel
Nov 13, 2012 Greg Krehbiel rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Is it fair for me to review my own book?

This is a fun, fast-paced story I wrote for my two oldest kids. I wanted to give them each a feeling of ownership of the story, so it's told from the perspective of the two main characters, Billy Chen and Amber Harris. They take turns writing chapters about their adventure, and snipe at and kid each other along the way.

Billy's dad has accidentally created a worm hole that threatens to destroy the Earth. In a mad dash to save humanity, eight humans stuff
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Greg Krehbiel is a happily married father of five wonderful children. He's enjoying a successful career in professional publishing that has included lengthy gigs in editorial, product development, IT and tech development, marketing, and audio and web conferencing. He earned a bachelor's degree in Geology and studied theology as preparation for ministry -- then thought better of it. He's a home ...more
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