Books by Blanche L. Sims

JASON AND THE LIZARD PIRATES by Gery Greer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1992

In their second adventure, Cooper Vor, Intragalactic Troubleshooter, has taken on a bigger job than 12-year-old assistant Jason and rabbit-eared housecat Lootna really want: pirates have taken over the fabulous planet Lumaloon, with its diamond moons and diamond palace. But Coop has a plan: he's bought one of inventor Finny Ikkit's party kits that's supposed to create a mock volcano, guaranteed to scare the pirates off Lumaloon. It works, too, thanks to quick thinking and fast talking by Coop and Jason, even though Lootna is captured by the pirates—and even though the party kit is mislabeled and really creates butterflies, birds, and balloons. Genuinely sweet, zany, and funny: a fine change-of-pace readaloud. (Fiction. 8-10) Read full book review >
JASON AND THE ALIENS DOWN THE STREET by Gery Greer
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

While chasing a dog into a neighbor's yard, Jason meets a pair of Intragalactic Troubleshooters with a spaceship in the garage. Despite the catlike Lootna's dire warnings, Jason is recruited by breezy, reckless Cooper Vorr and—without further ado—the team's off to snatch a stolen energy crystal from Urkar Grugg the Awful, return it to the grateful Star-King of Zarr, and listen to some bad jokes by the Star-King's Court Jester Robot. Jason gets back home in time for his drum lesson, and with a nifty new wrist communicator, too. The adventure may be over, but only for today: tomorrow the Giant Lizard Pirates of Zeek are waiting.... Fast, funny light sf from the authors of Max and Me and the Time Machine (1983). Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9- 11)*justify no* Read full book review >
LET ME OFF THIS SPACESHIP! by Gery Greer
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

Tod and Billy are captured by aliens, but brattiness saves the day. The boys are hurrying home, late for lunch, when ZAP!— WHOOSH!—they're beamed aboard an alien spaceship. Captain Zerkfield Thorst is willing to return them to earth, but only after a spaceflight of 30 years. How to escape? Easy: be such pains that the captain can't take it—e.g., teach the 300-pound purple aliens to play touch football. It works, and home they go- -late for lunch, yes, but not 30 years late. This cheerful updating of O. Henry's ``The Ransom of Red Chief,'' with a couple of wise cracking kids who never lose their cool, is spoof, romp, and tall tale, all in one. (Fiction. 10+) Read full book review >