Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble #2
Author: Moriarty, Liane
Number Of Pages: 272
Release Date: 15-05-2018
Details: Product Description The second in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola Berry and her friends have barely caught their breath from their last trip to space when they are called on another intergalactic adventure! This time, they're on their way to Shobble, a beautiful snowy rainbow planet where nothing bad ever happens--or so they say. It turns out there is trouble brewing beneath this glittery exterior, and Nicola is put in a tough position. Should she risk defying the planet's dangerous commander-in-chief to help the people of Shobble? Leading the Space Brigade is no easy task! About the Author Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty, Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Prologue Two girls and a boy stood knee-deep in snow on the side of a mountain. A thousand dazzling rainbows soared above them. Beneath them a frozen sea shimmered like a giant sapphire. The shorter of the girls had curly red-gold hair that blew in a halo around her head and dimples that dented her cheeks. She was in an extremely bad mood. “Are you sure it’s true?” she snapped. “No. I made the whole thing up just to ruin your day.” The boy sighed. He was her younger brother, which explains a lot. The other girl, who had dark brown frizzy hair and a serious pale face, didn’t say anything. She was thinking, pressing her finger hard against her bottom lip. The girl with the red-gold hair blew her nose noisily. She said, “I just never thought things would go this far. It’s frightening.” “Yes,” admitted the boy. “But we’ll fight!” “Of course we’ll fight! What is this evil Earthling’s name?” The boy pulled out a sheet of paper from his back pocket and examined it. “Nicola,” he answered. “Nicola Berry.” Chapter 1 Nicola Berry had a problem. She needed to make a long-distance phone call. An extremely long-distance phone call. She needed to call someone who lived on another planet. Unfortunately, whenever Nicola’s mother checked the phone bill lately, she made a sound like she had a fish bone stuck in her throat. If an intergalactic phone call appeared on the bill she might stop breathing altogether. Nicola pondered her problem while she cut up a banana to put on top of her breakfast cereal. The house was still and silent. A shaft of summer sunlight was creeping its way across the kitchen floor. It was early Saturday morning and her brother and parents were still sound asleep. They wouldn’t be up for hours, when they would appear rubbing their eyes and saying things like, “You’re up already? Why?” While Nicola ate her cereal at the kitchen table, she frowned as she studied the newspaper clipping her dad had pinned to the notice board. The headline read: NICOLA AND HER FRIENDS SAVE THE WORLD! She still got the strangest feeling from seeing her name in a newspaper. Nicola read the first paragraph of the article again. Last week, Nicola Berry and a group of young friends she refers to as the “Space Brigade” undertook a daring intergalactic mission to kill an unspeakably evil alien princess called Princess Petronella, who had been left in charge of the planet of Globagaskar while her parents were on vacation. The spoiled young princess came up with a despicable plan to destroy Earth. Fortunately, Nicola and her young friends found out about the plan. They traveled to Globagaskar by spaceship and kidnapped the princess from her palace bedroom . . . The princess is dead and Earth has been saved, thanks to the heroic efforts of the Space Brigade. The newspaper reporter had got it wrong. Nicola and the Space Brigade had kidnapped the princess and convinced her not to destroy Earth, but they certainly hadn’t killed her!
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