READ AN EXCERPT AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR "The night that eleven-year-old Grady Johnson looked out his window and wished upon a shooting star, his life changed forever.
Grady, his Ma, and younger sister Luanne are having a hard #summer. Dad has died and the family isnt the same. Though Ma is trying her best, Grady knows they don't have enough money to get by.
The shooting star he saw was a #space craft plunging to Earth, and landing at the back of their farm. #Extraterrestrial engineer Ralwil Turth has one goal, to fix his power drive and go back home. But things dont go as planned. Stuck in human form, he gets to know Grady and his family as he works on their farm. He starts to learn about what it means to be human, and the exotic charms of this planet like the taste of potatoes, and how amazing bugs are.
Ralwil grows to care for Grady and his family. On a trip to town, he realizes that money is what matters to humans, and is the cause of the family's trouble. That night, he uses his technology to combine a twenty-dollar bill with an oak twig. Over the next week this grows to a towering tree, every leaf a twenty-dollar bill. This, Ralwil is sure, will solve all the family's problems.
But the family's wealth raises suspicion in this small town, and this soon leads to more trouble. With the family's fate, and Ralwil's life, on the line, Grady has to find the courage to help his family and save his friend.
Summer on Earth blends #humor, #adventure and #poignancy to create an unforgettable story about finding home." Peter Thompson #middlegrade story Summer on Earth #bookblog #BookBear #booktour