This post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and David Horn. All opinions are my own.
I like the optimistic feel of children’s books. And I like making my kids laugh.
~David Horn, author of Eudora Space Kid
Eudora Space Kid: The Lobster Tale
Written by David Horn
Illustrated by Deven Hoover
Ages 6-10 | 88 Pages
Publisher: David Horn
Publisher’s Synopsis: Freedom for lobsters! The second in the Eudora Space Kid series: a hilariously funny, early reader sci-fi chapter book perfect for elementary-aged kids. Can Eudora and her best friend, Arnold, rescue her favorite lobsters from becoming the next meal at the spaceship’s New Year’s buffet?
Eudora is a normal third-grader who just happens to live on a 36 deck AstroLiner. In SPACE! As a math and science whiz who’s been adopted by what you might call . . . aliens, she has normal ambitions—like being the chief engineer on an AstroLiner. But when her favorite lobsters on board appear on the menu at Chef Franklin’s dinner buffet, Eudora and her best friend, Arnold, hatch a plan to break them out. Will they save their crustacean friends? Or will they end up locked in the ship’s brig? Again . . .
I'm excited to share my interview with David Horn. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and a funny dog named Trixie. He is a huge science fiction fan and loves reading science fiction books from both the old and new greats. His daughters inherited his love of science fiction and love watching sci-fi shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, and Star Wars. The Eudora Space Kid early reader chapter book series started as funny stories he told his daughters at dinner to get milk to come out of their noses. He hopes your children love Eudora’s silly antics in space too and milk comes out of their noses too! For more information, visit https://www.eudoraspacekid.com/
Where did you get the inspiration for the Eudora series?
It all started because one day at dinner, for some unknown reason, my kids asked me to tell them a story. They love books and reading, so maybe they thought they could get stories from me too? I’m not really sure. I’ve always been a science fiction fan, so I just started telling them a story about a girl their age living on this weird, but fun, spaceship with alien parents. I wanted the girl to be a positive role model, so the girl loved learning, but I also had to make them laugh. So… Eudora and her cunning plans!
What was your writing process like for this book?
The writing process for The Lobster Tale started during a subsequent dinner time. My kids asked me to tell a Eudora story again, but by then they would suggest things to me to include in the stories (kind of like writing prompts). And that night they suggested lobster. So… The Lobster Tale. Both Eudora books so far started out as storytelling improv comedy.
What is your favorite part about writing books for kids?
I like the optimistic feel of children’s books. And I like making my kids laugh. I hope I can make lots of kids laugh and interested in reading.
What are you working on now?
I’m actually getting the art started for Book 3. That will be exciting! We’ll get to meet some new shipmates in that one.
What is your favorite book?
The most fun and exciting book I have ever read is a Star Trek: The Next Generation young adult novel called Capture the Flag by John Vornholt. I thought that book was so exciting and the characters were so real, emotional, and colorful. My kids loved it too.
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