Books by Rohitash Rao

CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE SWINDLED SOIL-SOLES by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An appealing if sometimes structurally shaky celebration of the explorer's spirit. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Creature Keepers return to wrangle the mighty Sasquatch (Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide, 2014). Read full book review >
CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE HIJACKED HYDRO-HIDE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Steer legendary-monster fans to the Imaginary Veterinary or Cryptid Hunters series for cryptozoological fixes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Can the Creature Keepers keep the cryptids safe? Read full book review >
AEROSTAR AND THE 3 1/2-POINT PLAN OF VENGEANCE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The farce is frantic to the point of being labored, but there's still plenty of room in the Captain's Underpants for this gang of fellow travelers. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
New threats to their small town, both in the present and the future, again send squabbling frenemies Alex, Herbert and Sammi—aka the intrepid AlienSlayers—through the wormhole in Alex's backyard. Read full book review >
THE RISE AND FALL OF EL SOLO LIBRE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"More lightweight farce, with a good chance of further sequels. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
The three squabbling young time travelers introduced in Herbert's Wormhole (2009) again save their future hometown from alien invaders. Real ones, this time. Read full book review >
HERBERT'S WORMHOLE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

When ten-year-old Alex Filby zaps the last alien in his Alien Slayer 2 game, his parents celebrate—not because he won, but because Alex promised to play outside for the rest of the summer if he finished the game. They've even made a play date for him with the genius inventor boy next door, Herbert Slewg. Herbert's newest invention, Negative Energy Densifiers, are supposed to make matter permeable, but instead they send Alex and Herbert 100 years into the future, where humans and G'daliens (aliens with Australian accents, six tentacles and bad hair pieces) are the best of friends…mostly. GOR-DON was spurned by a human female and wants to take over the world. Alex, Herbert, friend Sammi and a surprising old man team up to ruin GOR-DON's plans. Nelson's first reads like a missing volume in the Time Warp Trio series without as much deadpan sarcasm. Rao's line drawings are more like frequent illustrations than cartoons and at times do not agree with the text. While it's not as funny as it thinks it is, it could function as a next step after Scieszka's series. (Science fiction. 7-11)Read full book review >