Invasion of the Relatives (Julian Rodriguez, #2)

 
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Invasion of the Relatives (Julian Rodriguez, #2)
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8+
Release Date
September 01, 2009
ISBN
0439919673
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First Officer Julian Rodriguez battles his worst foe yet -- a band of genetically linked mini-brains known as The Relatives! First Officer Julian Rodriguez has seen his share of injustice during his time on Earth, and now he's facing his greatest challenge yet: the invasion of his home base by a group of genetically linked mini-brains known as "the relatives." He's been moved from his personal sleep chamber (bedroom) to a subterranean containment facility (the basement).Then he is forced to participate in a show of ceremonial athleticism (football), and must consume a variety of mystery foods (Thanksgiving dinner). But the ultimate disgrace comes when he is threatened with contamination by mini-brain DNA!

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Disguised as an Earthling, First Officer Rodriguez Endures Thanksgiving Mayhem
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Julian Rodriguez isn't really an eight-year-old Earthling boy; he is actually a Space Federation officer on a fact-finding mission to our planet. And, boy--does he have his work cut out for him! As what the Earthlings call "Thanksgiving" rolls around, one of the "relatives" (First Officer Rodriguez calls them "genetically linked mini-brains") takes over Julian's sleep chamber. As he contacts the Mothership in order to divulge information about this odd Earth celebration, he also airs his woes: he is forced to endure a ritual athletic trial (football); stay in the underground facility known as the "basement"; and ingest mystery substances. However, Julian is amazed at the fabulousness of one of the ceremonial foods, those delicacies known to Earthlings as "empanadas."

This lively and hilarious graphic novel, continuing in the unique footsteps of the first episode, is the perfect story for young boy readers -- but should not be limited to just them. (I'm not remotely in the target audience, but I love these books!) Very highly recommended.
TM
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