Galaxy Trotters by Marie C Lukic
Galaxy Trotters is a humorous science fiction fantasy quest about two inquisitive children who adventure in a space craft to a number of bedazzling planets. They learn about space travel, greening planets, deception and betrayal.
When I asked to review Galaxy Trotters I had a good feeling that it was going to be a funny book and an enjoyable read. And now, after reading it, I can safely say that my assumption was correct - Galaxy Trotters is a great children’s book.
It was the book's synopsis that really fired up my imagination, and I am sure it will have the same effect on any child who reads it. Space travel, flying piglets, adventure. What more could you ask for?
Marie Lukic sets most of the events that occur in Galaxy Trotters in space, where Nikki and Peter travel to different planets in order to find Romeo, the missing pigmate of Sowelu. The inhabitants of these planets are all different and have their own funny characteristics (for example, they meet the inhabitants of Occupedia, the Occupedians, who have several interesting high–tech gadgets). I found that Lukic's descriptions really allowed my imagination to go wild and the environments and events she creates throughout the story are both vivid and lively.
Marie Lukic uses terms in her book that make the aspects of space travel a lot of fun to read about. She uses the term Superquicktime instead of warpspeed and turns around words or shuffles them to encourage the reader to find out the original word (for example, tegar = great and much more, it almost make you really say tegar instead of great!). Also, the name for the leader of the Astro-Piglet Guild, The Grand Ham will greatly amuse the young reader.
Galaxy Trotters is a highly enjoyable book, both for children and adults and Lukic has written a funny story with just the tight amount of jokes and interesting places to keep younger readers entertained throughout.
This Galaxy Trotters book review was written by Jasper de Joode
Have you read Galaxy Trotters?
We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.
Galaxy Trotters reader reviews
8.4/10 from 1 reviews
There are currently no reader reviews for this book. Why not be the first?
Write a reader review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
More recommended reading in this genre
Zak Corbin: Master of Machines
Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on in his lab. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even ...
The Galaxy Boys and The Sphere
On Earth, unaware of life outside, dumped by their outrageous aunt in an orphanage in Brooklyn, the four Roar brothers have lost hope they will ever see their parents again...
The world’s most powerful villains have a problem. One of their own has gone rogue and is threatening global Armageddon, with himself at the head of a sinister new wo...
TIM: Defender of the Earth
Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages:
Books of the Month
A selection of books - old and new alike - that were a joy to read.
Hig, bereaved and traumatised after global disaster, has three things to live for - his dog Jasper, his aggressive but helpful neighbour, and his Cessna aeroplane. He's just about surviving, so long as he only takes his beloved plane for short journeys, and saves his remaining fuel. But, just once, he picks up a message from another pilot, a...
Beren and Luthien
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien wil...
Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn h...
While honeymooning in the Tower of Babel, Thomas Senlin loses his wife, Marya. The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel of the Silk Age. Immense as a mountain, the ancient...
The Ninth Rain
The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the real...
The Court of Broken Knives
Anna Smith Spark
They’ve finally looked at the graveyard of our Empire with open eyes. They’re fools and madmen and like the art of war. And their children go hungry while we pi...
With Blood Upon the Sand
Ceda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further t...