Review: Mission One of Auggie The Alien – Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers

Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490377107
ISBN-13: 978-1490377100
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Auggie – Nine Year Old Human/Alien Hybrid.
Mrs. Malumrector – Auggie’s Fourth Grade Teacher.
Left Hand Chuck – Auggie’s best friend.


Auggie is trying to learn the habits of earth people. For his first mission, he set three goals: Attend a sleepover, go on a social outing, and attend a birthday party. Along the way, in trying to achieve his goals, he often runs afoul of his teacher and finds himself at the end of many incidents of miscommunication.


This was an entertaining little story. There was a lot of humor that resulted from Auggie’s not understanding our language and culture. Some of the humor though, such as thinking GrandMa was from Massachusetts (Ma) and GrandPa was from Pennsylvania (Pa) seemed like it may be above the heads of the target audience.

The characters though really made me think they were kids, though at times, I think the language and thinking patterns were a little too developed for that age group. However, it’s been a very, very long time since I was nine, so they may be more sophisticated then I was at that age.

Overall though, I’d definitely recommend this book to parents and grandparents for their 9 year olds, or those around that age. There was no objectionable language, and I think it would be appropriate for almost any child, and I think it’s one they’d definitely enjoy.

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About the Authors

 Leah Spiegel, a graduate of Edinboro University, spent her first twenty years drawing imaginary worlds, and now she writes about them. She is a native of Washington, Pennsylvania but has lived in North Carolina for the last six years. Check out her upcoming books on her blog:

Megan Summers received her teaching degree from Edinboro University and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Technology from Grand Canyon University. She is a native of Washington, Pennsylvania but has been teaching in Morganton, North Carolina for the past thirteen years.
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2 Responses to “Review: Mission One of Auggie The Alien – Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers”

  1. Teddy Rose Says:

    Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m so glad you enjoyed Mission One for Auggie the Alien!

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