Eeek! The Runaway Alien
Fun and fast-paced for ages 7-10, including reluctant readers!
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A boy, an alien and football -- a match made in heaven for soccer fans aged 7-10 years!

Eleven-year-old Charlie Spruit can't believe his luck when he opens his door to an alien one morning. Who is he? Why has he come? Charlie soon discovers that this alien has run away from space to Earth to be with him because he's soccer mad and the World Cup is on...!

'Eeek,' as Charlie decides to call him, takes up secret residence in Charlie's bedroom where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines and stickers by day. All is going surprisingly well until slimy sci-fi mad Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek through his telescope. Sid has his own plans for this alien, which bring surprises that no-one could have imagined...

Praise for Eeek!

Eeek! has been praised by teachers, reading charities and parents as a great book for boys age 7-10, including reluctant readers, and several UK schools have adopted it for Year 3 class readers or children’s books clubs. Girls who love football love it too! Eeek! was also used in the 'Get London Reading' campaign.

Funny and fast-paced, with black and white illustrations throughout! Print version great for party bags too!

Eeek! is also a firm favourite book at school events with both boys and girls age 7-10 and has sold over 3,000 copies in print.


Karen Inglis is an Amazon UK/US bestselling children's author living in London in the UK. Karen writes picture books, chapter books and short middle grade novels for ages 3-11.

Her time travel adventure 'The Secret Lake' topped the UK children's bestseller Amazon lists during 2018, and the UK and US children's bestseller lists in print and for Kindle in several categories during 2019. It continues to do so at the time of writing in January 2020 and has sold 100,000 print copies.

Teachers, librarians, reading charities and parents have praised Karen for her natural writing style and fun and fast-paced plots, which get the most reluctant of readers turning the pages. He humorous illustrated chapter book 'Eeek! The Runaway Alien' (about an alien who runs away to Earth for the World Cup) was used in the 'Get London Reading' campaign aimed a reluctant readers.

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"A boy, an alien and football - without any shadow of doubt it's a match made in heaven for boys in particular and if you have a reluctant reader in the house aged from 6-9 then you just might get him or her reading as a result of EEEK! Apart from the storyline being a real page-turner it's also laugh-out-loud funny. Just how and why a football mad alien turns up on Charlie's doorstep one day and stays with him will have you in stitches. Eeek may be fluorescent green with smoke coming out of his ears but just like ET he's a wonderfully loveable alien, but this time for the 21st century."

LOVEREADING4KIDSUK - influential UK children's book website where Eeek! has been selected not just for age 7+ and 9+ but also for for their 'Books for Boys' and 'Books for Reluctant Readers' categories, the latter curated by Julia Eccleshare of the UK Guardian and The Literacy Trust.