Author(s): Gary Jeffrey
This work contains three tales of alien encounters and abductions including the world famous 'Roswell Incident', the story of Travis Walton which was made into the 1993 film, "Fire in the Sky", and the accounts from Brazil of alien encounters. It contains speech bubbles and cartoon-style illustrations, which create a dynamic format that encourages readers to engage with the characters and get involved in the story. The history of UFO sightings is also examined as well as the growth of conspiracy theories involving aliens and government cover-ups. Detailed maps provide a geographical context for the sightings. Alternative explanations are examined which have been put forward to discount the existence of visitors from space, including natural phenomena and top-secret test planes. This book helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world' and 'skills in literacy'. It is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Stategy.