Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars Sneak Peek #3: THE STOWAWAY

Posted January 28, 2016

DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS comes out on February 2, 2016!

This is Day #3 of 7 Days of Sneak Peeks! 7 days of me telling you some of my favorite things about this book. (I hope you didn’t miss Day #1 and Day #2! It’s not too late!) I’m also giving away an awesome prize package that is full of Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars-y stuff!


For a chance to win, leave me a comment on this post and/or share it on Facebook or Twitter. You can earn up to two entries per post (one comment, one share) for each of the seven days, so you can enter up to 14 times! US only please.

Today is Sneak Peek #3: THE STOWAWAY

So, where were we? Oh yes: Sawyer, Elliot, Sylvie, Sawyer’s grandfather (Dr. Franklin), and two polar bears named Harriet and Roland are headed to Mars (by way of Saturn) to find Sylvie’s missing father. On the way, they discover that there is a stowaway onboard their UFO:


The stowaway, an eleven-year-old Plutonian named Venetio, says he is headed to Mars for a very important soccer game between Mars’s RED RAZERS and Pluto’s KUIPER KICKERS. He won his ticket to the game from a radio station, but he had no way to get to Mars. So he snuck onboard the UFO and hid in a storage cabinet, where he has been surviving on stolen Snickers bars until the polar bears finally sniffed him out.


The game is a pretty big deal, especially for a die-hard soccer fan like Venetio. It’s the first time the Martians have played the Plutonians since the hotly contested 2014 Intergalactic Cup. The Martians won the final game of the cup off of a penalty kick, scored at the last second by Martian soccer legend Tycho Brawn. The Plutonians claim that Tycho cheated in order to get the penalty. The Martians say he didn’t. They’ve been fighting ever since – a fight that Sylvie (who is half Martian) and Venetio eagerly take up on their way to Mars (to everyone else’s annoyance).


The 2016 Summit Friendship and Goodwill game (the game that Venetio won his ticket to) is the long awaited rematch between the two planets. It’s also destined to be of intergalactic importance . . . for reasons I will explain in tomorrow’s Sneak Peek #4. See you then!


PS: DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS hits the shelves on February 2, but it’s not too late to pre-order a copy from your favorite local indie bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or anywhere else you buy books.


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  1. Erin

    January 28, 2016 at 10:09 am


    So excited for you (and us!) :)

  2. Tara costello

    January 29, 2016 at 9:02 pm


    Is this because if you had your way you’d only eat snickers, cheese, and sushi? 😉

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