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Alienology (Ology)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  102 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Are there extraterrestrials among us? Discover a host of stunning secrets—and an ingenious brain challenge that will light up your world!

The year is 1969, and Professor Alan Grey is ready to lead you on a magical mystery tour of a world where space creatures mingle with earthlings, unbeknownst to all but a chosen few. On the one hand, this dazzling book is a field guide to
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Candlewick Press
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Have you ever seen kids fight over a book? I mean, fight to actually read it? Like yelling and grabbing and running away to hide with the book kind of fighting? There might have even been some pinching in there too. I have to say I secretly felt a bit giddy over this fighting. Fighting over a book? Really? That's awesome!

Alienology is just fun. There are fun pictures, flaps to lift, stories to read and secrets to be found. You can learn the universal gestures for aliens and be ready to communica
April Helms
Another interactive book, this one one of the official "ology" books. This one has a different feel from the others. Here, a scientist, Alan Gray, is investigating aliens on Earth. The reader is invited to become a member of S.P.A.C.E. (the Society for the Promotion of Alien Contact with Earth), in preparation for a sinister alien invasion by a highly destructive species. There also are mind games scattered throughout- tough, too! I am not well versed in alien movies and novels, so I have a feel ...more
Fun to page through and open all the envelopes and windows.
Another hit from the ology series!
Mix of astronomical fact and faux alien non-fiction. Supposedly written in 1969, this purportedly leads a tour where space creatures mingle hidden among earth creatures. Blocks of text are not meant to be read in linear fashion, lots of flaps to turn, textures to feel, several logic tests to figure out, and a mirror to use to puzzle out hidden pictures. Part of a series including "Egyptology", "Dragonology", "Pirateology", "Wizardology", among many others
Maybe I am getting tired of these books, but I was more than a little disappointed with this book. I found it to be poorly strung together, with very little cohesive narrative. Other books in the series wove their made up facts and artifacts into a bigger (albeit fictional) story. Usually the original "author" of a manuscript. While the authors have tried to do this by making this the work of a fictional Professor Alan Grey, it didn't really work.
I didn't expect this addition to the ologies series to be so good, but it was! The aliens included were so imaginative and interesting and they were consistently described. All of the facts about earth, the solar system, stars, planets, and the galaxy were factual but fun to learn. It was a nice touch to add real accounts of UFO sightings too. The surprise in the back was also really cool - what a nicely put together book on aliens!
Jun 29, 2011 Drucilla rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This entry into the Ology series is incredibly creative. There is so much background presented in the book it's unreal. The frame story pulls the reader into the book in a way that I think kids will really have fun with. A fun read for any extraterrestrial enthusiast.
Feb 11, 2012 Daleb. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who believes the Truth is Out There and it's funny!
Mr. Steer is a very witty, funny, Wild & Crazy guy. I would luv to eventually read All his "Ology" books. Thanks to my library and next youngest bro. i'll be able to read quite a few of them.
Kailey W
This book is amazing. Most of my friends have read it and loved it. Am I right guys? Yeah i'm right. Anyways this book was the best
Jan 30, 2012 Sarah marked it as to-read
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For my 4th grade non-fiction book talk--it is shiny and full of cool parts to explore.
This is an awesome book! Spectactualar. Awesome alien facts.
Good book, and very interesting, like all of the Ologies.
This book is the coolest ever. So much fun.
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Until recently, Dugald A. Steer worked as an author and editor at Templar Publishing. He is the writer behind Candlewick's widely acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, DRAGONOLOGY, THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, and EGYPTOLOGY, as well as the forthcoming EGYPTOLOGY HANDBOOK. Dugald has now given up his editorial job to concentrate on writing full-time, especially more books with "ology" in the title. D ...more
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