Friends and Foes

After crash landing on a distant planet, Red finds herself in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens, including her small gray companion, Tawee, and the planet s grumpy custodian, Goose But even paradise has its problems When survival gets a little tough, Goose and Red find themselves locked in the middle of the craziest election in the galaAfter crash landing on a distant planet, Red finds herself in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens, including her small gray companion, Tawee, and the planet s grumpy custodian, Goose But even paradise has its problems When survival gets a little tough, Goose and Red find themselves locked in the middle of the craziest election in the galaxy, competing for the acceptance of the castaways and determining who will lead them all As this unlikely band of misfits comes together to create a new home for themselves, the enigmatic Uskog space pirates return, searching for a mysterious stolen treasure Now Red and her fellow castaways must decide if their mismatched family is worth fighting for.
Friends and Foes After crash landing on a distant planet Red finds herself in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens including her small gray companion Tawee and the planet s grumpy c

  • Title: Friends and Foes
  • Author: Eddie Pittman
  • ISBN: 9781419723155
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Friends and Foes”

    1. This is the second book from Eddie Pittman, continuing the adventures of Red and her band of fellow exiles. Supplies are scarce and they settle on an election to decide who should lead and control the resources.The story is deceptively and subtly deep, exploring interpersonal communication and relationships and compromise. It was a funny coincidence that the cover blurb was from Jeff Smith (creator of Bone) because this book reminds me in good ways of both Bone and Walt Kelly's Pogo while still [...]

    2. Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 for Red's Planet Friends and Foes! Readers will love this funny and action packed sequel! The story picks up where the first book leaves off: with Red & and a bunch of aliens/other worldly folks attempting to live as refugees in Goose's oasis on the desert planet. When supplies are stretched thin, the aliens propose an election to determine who will control the planet! .My stude [...]

    3. I think it's probably been a bit too long since I read the first book; although Red engages in a quick, self-aware recap of a few key moments, I'd forgotten much of what had held my attention the first time around. This is probably more like 3.5 stars, since it didn't seem like the characters progressed all that much and a few of the plot points were a little too obvious. There were some really sweet moments, though, like the shift in the relationship between Red and Goose as we find out that th [...]

    4. Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book in a giveaway (thanks so much btw!) in exchange for an honest review. Which I will now give.This book was adorable! The story was cute, the characters were cute, and the art was awesome! The visual humor, jokes, and self-aware commentary were also really funny.And the cover? The *actual* under-the-dust jacket cover? Gorgeous. 0-0All in all I felt like I was reading an episode of a good cartoon, and I really enjoyed it!The only complaint I have is that (view [...]

    5. Thank you to the @kidlitexchange for providing this book to review. All opinions are my own. Red is stuck on a planet with a mismatched group of aliens. There is a power struggle to see who will run this crazy group. Who will win the election? Red or Goose? Who will defeat the space pirates that return to this planet? Can they come together to save themselves?I absolutely adored the first book, RED'S PLANET, and book two did not disappoint. I love the message of acceptance, despite differences. [...]

    6. Great cartooning and fun characters but the story really veers off into awkward territory with an election storyline that feels like personal opinion on current events. There's nothing wrong with commenting on current issues in children's books but this felt more like a *wink, wink* to adult readers and comes across as heavy handed and fails to connect with kid readers. The last quarter of the book brings us back to the sci-fi narrative and a satisfying ending. Hoping book 3 sticks to the sci-fi [...]

    7. I have to admit, I didn’t read the first Red’s Planet. But now I want to! Friends and Foes is a middle grade graphic novel about learning to get along, the process of an election (not sure I loved that part), and teamwork. Acceptance is a big theme of this book, along with discrediting the notion that kids aren’t capable of doing anything. 👊🏼Reading a graphic novel ARC is always so interesting because you get to see the different stages of artwork!{Coming October 2017 from Amulet Boo [...]

    8. I felt like the pacing was really weird with this book. I also read it in two sittings that were kind of far apart so that might have something to do with it but the ending with the pirates was definitely rushed and a bit out of place. I might still read the next book in the series because I’m curious about Red’s parents and it seemed like there were hints about them at the end of this book but I’m not dying to get a hold of it.

    9. Red's Planet, book 2. Spoilers ahead!The stranded aliens -- and Red -- are trying to make themselves comfortable. Tawee shows up again, without his techno egg, and with a new friend, or pet, or something, which Red dubs Steve. One alien urges on Red to get at Goose's supplies: they had all heard he was supposed to help them.Her attempts, with Tawee and Steve, produce more adventures. It features an election, a discussion of baseball, a probe, the pirates of the last book, a realization about the [...]

    10. This wonderful graphic novel had both me and my grandchildren totally captivated. It is a story about family and how the individuals in a family work together to protect the family. I received this book as part of the Giveaway program. I recommend this book for everyone to read, for we all need to be reminded how important family is.

    11. Working with all the sensibilities of an entertaining Saturday morning cartoon, Friends and Foes is entertaining fun. The art is eye-catching and the story is enjoyable. I would recommend this book for readers young and old and would proudly add it to my bookshelf in the classroom or at home. A great example of an adventure that is accessible.

    12. And I thought the first book was great! Red's planet is a great modern graphic novel that has the makings of a classic! You don't see many contemporary comics for young audiences that are this pleasing!

    13. An excellent continuation of Red's story, with a number of threads set in motion in the first volume happily resolved.

    14. Thanks to the @kidlitexchange for providing me with a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.****/5 stars for this book. Packed full of adventure, this graphic middle-grade novel, is one I’d recommend to my fourth graders! Red and a random lot of aliens are stranded on a planet with limited supplies. There is a power struggle between Red and Goose (the one “left in charge” and hoarder of “said supplies”). They decide to have an election to battle for who should be the next leader. [...]

    15. Many thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for sharing this free review copy. All opinions are my own!Friends and Foes is the second in the Red's Planet series by Eddie Pittman. In this graphic novel, the motley crew of alien characters introduced in Red’s Planet #1 are settling in to life in paradise after being shipwrecked (spaceship-wrecked?) on a faraway planet. After starting with a recap of the first book, the endearingly quirky main character Red navigates social relationships and survi [...]

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