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by Robert West

Know Your Star-FightersBeamer: California transplant to a weird Midwestern town. Feels like he’s living on another planet. Scilla: the gangly tomboy next door. Ghoulie: the class nerd. Add one spaceship-shaped tree house capable of taking them most anywhere in the universe. Hop in and blast off for fantastic outer space adventures in Star-Fighters of Murphy Street―the quirky, funny, fast-paced new trilogy by Robert West.In Episode Three, The Star-Fighters, under attack from pink goblins and Molgotha, a drooling giant octopod, must save a girl locked in a "pink palace." In a wacky adventure which takes them to a pink planet, through subterranean civilizations and into a modern day Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, the Star-Fighters discover a dark secret and find beauty in the most unlikely beasts.
Download Escape from the Drooling Octopod!: Episode III (The Star-Fighters of Murphy Street) epub
ISBN: 0310714273
ISBN13: 978-0310714279
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Robert West
Language: English
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 20, 2008)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1665 kb
FB2 size: 1160 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 514
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This, the third and final book in the series, starts with Beamer dreaming. His overactive imagination is in overdrive whilst he dreams! Everything is pink! Have to admit that I thought the beginning of this book was a little silly but as the story progresses it begins to make sense.

With his two friends, Scilla and Ghoulie, Beamer heads to drop some schoolwork off to a "homeschooled" girl in their neighborhood. The house is like a candy house, very pink and quite incredible. The children are suspicious about the lady who opens the door. Why don't they see the girl? Is she in danger like Solomon Parker was in the previous book? Sadly the use of the word 'homeschooled' here feeds into the old misconception/gives the impressions that all homeschooled children are weird or hiding something which we know is not true. Once again, as the story progresses, the situation becomes clear but it leaves a bad taste in the mouth to start with!

This encounter is followed by a very, very pink adventure in the tree ship. When the kids return and go to "rescue" the girl what do they discover? Around the same time Scilla's stepbrother, Dashiell, arrives on the scene. He is NOT a nice boy getting Scilla into all sorts of trouble. Payback will come!

In this story we see the children again showing compassion despite the difficulties. They also keep their word/promise which is really important for readers to read and see played out. Having now read the complete trilogy, we would recommend this series. We read it as a read-aloud to our 13, 10 and 7 year olds and they LOVED it. It is Christian based but I personally thought it was a little weak in that area however what is present is good. The three children have some amazing adventures and help change several people's lives for the better. I would have LOVED to have had an update on Jack in this book but alas there was none. We purchased this for our Kindle. We were not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
This time the adventures for Beamer, Scilla, and Ghoulie start when they are asked by their school teachers to deliver some school supplies to a house in the neighborhood. Of course this is no ordinary house. It's pink--everything around the house, everything inside the house--except the things made of glass. When they drop off the school things, they thought they saw a girl in pink in the shadows; so they make it their mission to discover why this girl is prisoner in a pink palace.

The tree-ship takes them on another adventure--though like this others I'm not sure where or why. The mystery of Molgotha the giant spider with the glowing web is kind of resolved, but then again, not really. For me some things were wrapped up in too neat of a bow, while others seemed to be left dangling.

I would still recommend this book and the rest of the trilogy for upper elementary looking for a Christian sci-fi adventure.
I bought this book, the last in the Star-Fighters of Murphy Street series, after finding the first one so engaging. My pre-teen grandson couldn't put volume one down and has already finished this and volume two and he has just been out of school for a week! I have read all three books and highly recommend them for anyone wanting a wholesome adventure series for their kids. I hope the author will write more of these. There's a waiting audience!!