Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
by Greg Leitich Smith
Grades 3 & up
Aidan lives with his parents at the Mercury Inn, the motel they own on the Florida space coast. Because of its proximity to Cape Canaveral, it is a great place to watch spacecraft launches. This particularly appeals to Aidan’s best friend Louis, a UFO nut with a prosthetic leg due to a car accident. But this particular launch is special, when a large seemingly unidentified flying object is seen overhead after a massive power outage. Suddenly tourists, reporters, and government agents descend on the hotel to try and find the aliens. It is up to Aidan, Louis, and their new friend Dru to solve the mystery of the alien visitors before it is too late. Fast paced and full of fascinating UFO theories. Pair this with Chris Grabenstein’s Home Sweet Motel for more Florida Motel fun! Highly recommended to alien enthusiasts, grades 3 & up.