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Space Rocks! Series

Tom O’Donnell
Four kids become embroiled in an ongoing intergalactic war after they are unintentionally abandoned in outer space, as told by Chorkle, an affable young alien who befriends them.
Space Rocks! by Tom O'Donnell
For the Love of Gelo! by Tom O'Donnell

Space Rocks! Series : Titles in Order

Book 2
Chorkle and its human friends Hollins, twins Becky and Nicki, and Little Gus (who is now lobbying to be called Medium Gus) have been warped to a strange new galaxy. When Kalac is stranded on neighboring planet Kyral, the gang takes matters into its own hands (and thol’grazes) and sets off on a daring rescue mission. Along the way, they’ll befriend a whole new species and form some very unlikely alliances, all while navigating bizarre and dangerous terrain. 

Can they manage to save Kalac? Or are they doomed to warp through the galaxy forever? 

With brilliant prose and unforgettable characters, For the Love of Gelo is filled with adventure, laughs, and a ton of heart.

“O’Donnell’s debut is an imaginative, smart and laugh-out-loud adventure. Chorkle is charming, and its alien perspective on the human invaders and the ensuing culture clash never falters.”—Kirkus
Book 1
It all happened because of Feeney’s Original Astronaut Ice Cream. Those accursed pink bars entranced me with their sugary magic! 

Life on Gelo was fine until the fur-headed “humans” arrived. They invaded our asteroid with their loud drill machines and their endless greed, stealing our precious iridium to take back to their weird-looking blue-and-green planet. Then the mothership took off and four little fur-heads were marooned here. 

Luckily, the “kids” have cool things like hologram games and rocket bikes. And they know how to pilot starships! 

But there’s plenty the junior humans don’t know, like how to fight a feral thyss-cat or ride an usk-lizard. They’re decidedly terrible at dealing with my stink gland (yes, we Xotonians have a stink gland). And they definitely seem powerless against the Vorem, a terrifying breed of rival alien that nightmares are made of. 

Thank goodness the Earthlings have me and all five of my eyes to look after them! If only I knew how to help them get back home. . . .
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