Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Chronicles of the First Invasion

 The War of the Worlds meets Douglas Adams in this hysterical science fiction series for children and young adults. Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure it’s still not too uncommon to come home and find your step-parents reduced to a pile of unsavory feet—but at least now with the disease killing the aliens off, you have a relatively decent chance of making it through a day without getting mostly eaten. William knows this first-hand, having lost both his step-parents, but when the aliens kidnap his long-time crush Sophie’s scientist parents (and the government won’t help) it’s up to William, Sophie, and William’s bizarre Uncle Maynard to save them…and perhaps the rest of the world while they are at it. A hysterically twisted adventure that will knock your feet off!

Books in this Series

Alien Feast

Alien Feast

Chronicles of the First Invasion (Volume 1)
Michael Simmons, illustrated bu George O'Connor
Roaring Brook Press

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS MEETS DOUGLAS ADAMS as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.

Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure it's still not too uncommon to come...

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About the author

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is the author of four previous novels: Pool Boy, Vandal (both Roaring Brook titles), Finding Lubchenko, and The Rise of Lubchenko. He lives in New York, New York.

Michael Simmons

George O'Connor

George O'Connor is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Kapow!, Kersplash, and Sally and the Some-thing. His debut graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, was published by First Second, as was Adam Rapp's Ball Peen Hammer, which O'Connor illustrated. His series The Olympians includes such titles as Poseidon, Hera, Athena, Hades, and Zeus.

art by George O'Connor