Book review: Z-A-K: Die Blou Planeet
Two worlds about to collide …
Mitch has a bad feeling in his gut. He knows something is going to happen. Something bad.
And then the aliens arrive in Deltaville and abduct the townspeople.
Mitch and his best friend, Lionel, realise that it’s up to them to save the people of the town.
In a different world, on the planet Zenkion, Imke is busy learning about the Blue Planet – Earth. Her mother was an earthling and that means Imke is half Blue Planeter, half Zenkionite. Al she wants to do is see the blue waters of the Blue Planet. Will she take the chance to go to this planet?
Even though the planet is being attacked …
Mitch and Imke’s worlds meet in this story about space travel, aliens and the search for where you truly belong.
Where does this book belong?
This book is very similar to the Nova series by Fanie Viljoen.
About the author
Theresa van Baalen’s first two picture books, Aspris-krokkedis and Karla Krullebol, both won an ATKV Children’s Book Award. In 2012 Aspris-krokkedis also received the prestigious Tienie Holloway Medal for children’s literature. She is especially well-known as author of the popular Sanri Steyn series. Theresa has also written in other genres, but children’s books are still her first love. She says writing for kids is fun and doesn’t feel like work. She enjoys going to the beach, stargazing, photography and gardening. Recently, she started teaching herself to play the guitar, but she’s not planning on trading in her computer for a guitar just yet.
Mitch and his best friend, Lionel, realise that it will be up to them to save the townspeolple when aliens arrive in Deltaville and start abducting people. On the planet Zenkion, Imke (half Earthling, half Zenkionite) dreams about visiting the Blue Planet, Earth. Mitch and Imke’s worlds meet in this story about space travel, aliens and the search to find where you belong.
What sets this book apart?
*Z-A-K: Blou Planeet is a fantasy and near future story.
*Tension is built up well.
*Typical and universal teen emotions and fears are addressed.
This book was a finalist for LAPA’s Young adult novel competition in 2017. Of a similar sci-fi series, Nova, more than 43 000 copies have already been sold.
Author : Theresa van Baalen
Category : Teenage fiction
Age : 13+
Binding : Paperback
Format : 137 x 212mm
Pages : 144
ISBN : 9780799394054
Publication date : July 2019
Print run : 3 000
Price : R185
Get the book here: https://lapa.co.za/z-a-k-die-blou-planeet