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A hilarious, thrilling, action-packed, paranormal adventure that I couldn't put down.

Natalie Dailey and her younger brother befriend their new foreign exchange student and join him in following clues to prove the existence of aliens and a sinister plot to rule the world. This book was a real page-turner full of compelling characters including fun camaraderie and teenage mischief that kept me up all night. The heroes of this story are witty, clever, and even a little smitten. Natalie is an intelligent, tough, responsible teenager who frequently fights off menacing bad guys. Her younger brother Chase, my personal favorite, is the funny one. If you like sassy remarks or cunning maneuvers, Chase is your guy. Fletcher, a British foreign exchange student, is a little mysterious but quickly becomes the leader of the gang as they embark on an adventure packed with fun graphic illustrations, mystery, suspense, action, and a little bit of romance. The trio investigates an arcane crop circle and find themselves amid an evil conspiracy against humanity and are forced to frequently fight off maniacal agents. Written with incredible detail and imagery, each sentence made me feel more and more like I was in the middle of the action. The story is perfect for anyone who loves crop circles, UFOs, and fun paranormal adventure but you will be hooked whether you believe in UFOs or not. I loved this book and hope to see a sequel!

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Love this book! Great characters, lots of action and adventure, crop circles, aliens and more!

The story is fast-paced and exciting, with action, humor, and fun all woven together. Natalie and Chase Dailey are typical brother and sister with fairly normal lives. Enter, Fletcher Jain, their new foreign exchange student houseguest, who arrives bringing intrigue, mystery, suspicion and a fascinating explanation of alien abductions.

Fletch has a keen interest in all things supernatural. From the very beginning, he is intensely involved in a mystery surrounding Natalie, Chase, and a Professor who is trying to prove the existence of alien abductions. It begins with a mysterious crop circle, where they examine evidence and discover suspicious conditions that quickly lead to a captivating adventure.

This book is a bit like The X-Files but with younger characters who are interesting and entertaining. Natalie is my favorite character because I love that she is strong, smart, bold and successful. Natalie is a bit reluctant at first, but quickly gets drawn into the mystery and is deciphering a secret alien language, fending off attackers and rescuing her brother and handsome new houseguest.

The story was intense and exciting, with action, secrets, puzzles, and witty and charming characters. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next and how the three would work together to solve the mystery of the alien abductions and the crop circle. I am excited to see how the relationship develops between Natalie and Fletch. I hope there will be another adventure where they can solve another unexplained phenomenon!

I definitely recommend this book to both young readers and parents who are looking for a good adventure for their children. It’s an action-packed adventure full of humor and fun that you won’t want to miss!

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You’ll never guess what happens next!

“Awesome, as you Americans are always so fond of saying…” Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England is an action-packed thrill ride, full of mystery, science, and humor. Just when you think you know what the crop circles mean or who the bad guy is, the story twists in a new, unexpected direction.

The characters are well developed, each contributing unique perspectives and skills as the mystery unfolds. Foreign exchange student, Fletch, provides the science and groundwork initiating the adventure, while tough, practical Natalie maintains an even-keeled, logical approach to decoding the mysteries along the way. Chase’s humorous insights and ongoing quest to find his cell phone offer the classic younger sibling perspective. Professor Wu and his daughter round out this entertaining group, with just the right mix of brains, hidden talents, and a healthy sense of mischief, as they join forces to solve the mystery of crop circles, alien abductions, and the shady politicians plaguing a rural Midwest town.

I recommend this page-turner for anyone who enjoys mystery, action, sci-fi exploration…and kids who kick butt! With great nostalgic references, like the creative engineering know as “MacGyvering,” this book is fun and entertaining for parents too. In a word, "awesome."

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An action-packed page-turner with great characters and a strong plot

This is an exciting, fast-paced story you won’t want to put down. I’m not usually a big fiction reader, but I was hooked on the first page and the story never missed a beat. This book combines action, mystery, and excitement into an excellent novel.

When Natalie and Chase Dailey welcome a foreign-exchange student, Fletcher, into their home, they are filled with intrigue as they learn Fletcher’s secret passion - tracking down aliens. They set out to investigate a local crop circle, and quickly find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime. They help a professor, solve puzzles, fight a corrupt politician, and try to understand the mystery of extraterrestrial life.

My favorite aspect of the book is how relatable Natalie and Chase are. Between Natalie, the strong, thoughtful, and strategic older sibling and Chase, the brave and adventurous little brother, readers can see a bit of themselves in the novel. And, to top it off, the relationship between them is one anyone with a sibling can understand.

This book made me laugh, made my heart race, and made me think of what life there might be in our universe. This is a book everyone will enjoy but will be particularly entertaining for teens and their parents or anyone with an interest in aliens or outer-space.

The book flowed well, the action scenes are well written, and the dialogue is natural. Len Murphy put together a true masterpiece - I highly recommend it.

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A fun read that will keep your interest throughout.

I just finished Len Murphy's book Druids are from outer space Aliens are from England. The book is aimed at readers ages ten to the middle teens. Natalie, Chase, and Fletch come face to face with mysterious Aliens and terrorists and with the help of Dr. Wu save the people of planet earth. A fun read that will keep your interest throughout. 

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Murphy takes a largely light, comedic approach to this SF conspiracy plot. The vibe is not unlike the roller-coaster thrills of The 39 Clues series, though written for a slightly more elevated age range and with an actual body count. — Kirkus Reviews

In this debut YA novel, two teenage siblings host a foreign exchange student who plunges them into a mystery involving aliens and Illinois crop circles.

In the greater Chicago area, the household of teen siblings Natalie and Chase Dailey is hosting a British foreign exchange student named Fletcher Jain. Clever Chase suspects there’s more to the newcomer than meets the eye when he spots a mystery woman giving Fletch a secret envelope at the airport. When a crop circle and a mutilated cow come to light in the rural countryside, Fletch —actually an affiliate of an international flying-saucer investigation network called UFORB—is uncommonly interested and gets the eager Chase and the somewhat skeptical Natalie to join him for their own personal sleuthing. In a parallel plotline, somewhat confusing but eventually merging with the Daileys’ part of the narrative, professor David Wu has written a book featuring the thesis that advanced ancient alien explorers landed in the British Isles, interbred with humans, and gave rise to legends of wonder-working “Druids.” He is also here, in Deadwood, Illinois, prompted by the mysterious death of a reader who promised to reveal to Wu a whole list of humans next scheduled to be “abducted” by UFOs, thus enabling the professor to catch space intruders in the act. But Wu’s meddling gets him and his own teenage daughter, Janelle, caught up in considerable underhanded malice among Deadwood elites. With moon boots firmly on YA soil, Murphy takes a largely light, comedic approach to this SF conspiracy plot. The vibe is not unlike the roller-coaster thrills of The 39 Clues series, though written for a slightly more elevated age range and with an actual body count. There are also edutainment bits about ancient code writing (“steganography”), how hoaxers create crop circles using simple planks and rope, and pop-culture shoutouts to the Star Wars series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Harry Potter. As opposed to The X-Files, starring the serious Dana Scully/Fox Mulder team, a natural precursor, this tale is breezy and angst-free, with cool illustrations by Catling (A Pirate Christmas, 2018, etc.) setting a lively ambiance.

Alien shenanigans delivered with a sense of Disney Channel mischief rather than Scully/Mulder gloom.

— Kirkus Reviews

Druids are from outer space Aliens are from England. The book is aimed for preteen to the middle teens.


Characters: Natalie, Chase, and Fletch discover mysterious Aliens terrorists Druids are from outer space Aliens are from England. The book is aimed at readers ages ten to the middle teens. Natalie, Chase, and Fletch come face to face with mysterious Aliens and terrorists and with the help of Dr. Wu save the people of planet earth. A fun read that will keep your interest throughout. With the help of Dr. Wu they go on to save the people of planet earth. This was a really fun read that is sure to keep your interest throughout. Great character development ans well as character build up. I read this with my 10 yr old, and she absolutely loved it and says she is hoping there's a sequel to this book. So much action and humor to it, It was like reading "Worlds End" the kiddie version...

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Natalie and Chase are not sure what to think of Fletcher, the exchange student living with them, when he reveals his passion - finding proof for aliens.
But they accommodate him in looking at a crop circle nearby. This starts an exciting and mysteries series of events and fate calls them to save Earth and humanity.
Crazy, fast- paced and exciting it is a great story with relatable characters, especially Natalie as the responsible older sibling and Chase as the daring, not always responsible younger sibling. The dynamic between the three children is great and one gets hooked into their adventure fairly early into the plot.


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Full of intrigue, fun, adventure, likable characters, suspense – it has everything.

Reviewed by LibraryThing Reviewer (GMOMAJ)

My book arrived late yesterday and I have already finished. I really enjoyed this read and believe that my grandchildren will also love it.

Natalie and Chase Dailey suddenly find that a foreign exchange student is going to live in their home. Not too excited by the idea, they go to the airport to meet him carrying a sign with his name, Fletcher Jain, and the mystery, action, adventure, start even before they leave the airport.

This book also is illustrated!

There is plenty of action, intrigue, humor, and adventure to hold your interest. I believe Mr. Murphy will probably continue to write about this trio, I personally hope so.

Recommended for middle readers and teens especially. It's great to read a book I can hand to younger readers and not have to worry about extreme situations that are too mature for them.

There is even a store where you can buy book-related items @ www.druids.shop

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Recommended for middle graders seeking stories of intrigue, action, and growth

Reviewed By D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England presents a fun middle grade read that will appeal to any child, especially those with an interest in alien abductions, crop circles, and other extraterrestrial mysteries. It tells of young skeptic Natalie's slow realization that there may be some truth in these seemingly-impossible circumstances.

 

It takes foreign exchange student Fletcher Jain's fascination with the subject and evidence of his own closely-held secret to move Natalie from a pragmatic worldview to one which embraces the possibility of alien involvements in human affairs.

 

Len Murphy creates a story that pushes the boundaries of belief as it follows a young girl's test of her worldview and convictions. While his story is, on the surface, about aliens and human interactions, in reality, it embraces a far greater probe of changing perceptions.

 

It also does a fine job of capturing the technical abilities and mindsets of this generation, as evidenced early on by Natalie's off-hand reference to computer code: "Chase, your brain’s a 404 error code; did you know that?"  From identifying a note as "adult-onset crazy" to her discovery of material from the Earth Liberation Front, Natalie's investigation uncovers truths, threats, villains, and heroes whose existence she hadn't imagined before.

 

As Natalie faces her younger brother's kidnapping and a series of confrontations that place everything she loves at risk, including the world around her, she is forced to hone her problem-solving skills beyond anything she's ever done before.

 

Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England may initially attract middle graders with its themes of aliens and mysteries, but it ultimately delivers a power-packed adventure that builds nonstop action, surprising revelations, and evidence that connects alien involvement with possible terrorist influences.

 

Its surprise conclusion leaves the door open for more adventures but deftly rounds up this story, creating a powerful read recommended for middle graders seeking stories of intrigue, action, and growth.

I was hooked by the first page and I didn't want to put the book down.

Reviewed By Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers’ Favorite

People who believe in aliens will love Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England by Len Murphy. When English foreign exchange student, Fletcher, comes to stay with them, Natalie and Chase Dailey’s lives are turned upside down. Fletcher believes in aliens and UFOs, and so when a crop circle is found in a nearby farmer's field, Fletcher can't wait to check it out and brings the Daileys along with him. But a secret message in the middle of the crop circle leads the three of them to unearth an evil plot [***Spoiler***] hatched by the mayor of the town; a plan to release a serious disease to wipe out all the humans. Will they be able to stop the mayor and his henchmen before the sinister scheme takes effect? [*** Spoiler***]

With suspenseful scenes, likable characters, and an intriguing plot, Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England by Len Murphy is a very enjoyable story. The plot is filled with action scenes that are intense and exciting. Characters such as Natalie and Fletcher also add to the story with their bravery and intelligence. The plot is interesting and will keep readers wondering what will come next. The book is very well written and descriptive, making the reader feel as though they are actually there. The funny scenes help to lighten the mood in some places and are very enjoyable to read. I was hooked by the first page and I didn't want to put the book down. The occasional pictures are very well drawn. I would definitely recommend this book to sci-fi fans.

Loved it!!!

Perfect . . . boundless sence of adventure. 

Perfect for kids and adults who like a bit of mystery, intrigue, sci-fi, folk-lore and fast-paced action sequences. Teens and pre-teens will find the characters relatable and will no doubt appreciate the boundless sense of adventure.

 

I loved the pacing of this book. New characters and plot twists are woven seamlessly throughout, adding to the intrigue and momentum. It’s kind of a mix between 24, the X-files, and Stranger Things. I would definitely look forward to a sequel. The writing goes back and forth from humorous to gripping to intellectually stimulating but never boring.