This book includes three alien adventures - not for the faint-hearted: "The Stranger from Somewhere in Time" by Sam McBratney: Helen, Lorna, Foxy, Murdo and Bopper bury a time capsule, without really expecting anything to happen. So imagine their surprise when they receive a message from the future! Who is the stranger from somewhere in time? "Deadly Friend" by Jamila Gavin: A strange new boy at school and a new computer game suddenly take over Mohun's life. When the deadly game and real life merge, Mohun must save his best friend from annihilation; "The Pen-Pal from Outer Space" by Franzeska G. Ewart: Jasbir hates her new school. She can't find any friends and she's the only person without a pen-pal. But when a mysterious letter arrives on Jasbir's desk, all her problems are solved by the pen-pal from outer space.
Jamila Gavin has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award (for Coram Boy, also staged at the National) and the Smarties Prize (for Grandpa Chatterji). She lives in Gloucestershire. Check out her website at: www.jamilagavin.co.uk Sam McBratney is a very prolific author, most famous for Guess How Much I Love You (Walker). He lives in County Antrim. Franzeska G. Ewart works part-time as a teacher in Glasgow. Check out her website: www.alchemywebsite.com/franceskaewart Martin and Ann Chatterton have been illustrating for nearly 30 years. They live in Australia. Check out their website at: www.worldofchatterton.com Simone Lia is a graphic artist, illustrator of children's books and writer. Check out her website at: www.simonelia.com Kev Hopgood is an illustrator and cartoonist. Check out his website at: www.kevhopgood.co.uk