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A JOURNEY FAR AWAY
FORT LAUDERDALE, FEBRUARY 2006: In this ever changing universe, one thing is constant: the fact that nothing really is constant. For instance, the cold blackness of space, once imagined as endlessly empty, is actually teeming with newly discovered planets. Last month, the Hubble Space Telescope may have found as many as 100 new planets orbiting stars in our galaxy. Could there be life on these planets? Is Marvin, the morose robot of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame, still complaining on one of these worlds? Perhaps Sammy, Alph and Larry are visiting with him right now.
Sammy is a misfit snake who more than anything wants to find happiness. He longs to travel somewhere far away
where he can discover this hidden secret. He gets his wish when he meets Alph, a super-intelligent robot with human
emotions, who is leaving on a mission to explore the Solar System and beyond. Together with a roguish rat named
Larry, they make exciting new discoveries about the universe, and more importantly about themselves. From an
erupting volcano to an undiscovered ocean to virtual reality, these unforgettable characters learn fascinating facts
about the universe and share an amazing adventure that will change their lives forever.
Join Sammy, Larry, and Alph on their educational and fun-filled journey through space and find out if Sammy
can find the happiness he has been searching for his whole life. The surprising answer makes A Journey Far
Away a valuable read for people of all ages.
About the Author: Mark J. Smiley is currently working on his next children's book. In addition to writing, he enjoys
reading many different types of books, especially mysteries and science fiction. Born and raised in central Florida, he
currently resides in DeLand, Florida.