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The Boy from Mars

By Simon James
Illustrated by Simon James

The heart-warming story of a little boy who misses his mum from award-winning author–illustrator Simon James.

The day that Stanley’s mum had to go away, he decided to go to Mars. In his place, a not-very-well-behaved Martian arrived. He looked just like Stanley, but he wouldn’t eat his vegetables, he wouldn’t clean his teeth and he certainly didn’t play nicely in the playground. Dad's not sure what Mum will think when she gets back. Will the martian still be there, or will the real Stanley get back in time?

  • Simon James's gentle watercolour illustrations add depth and warmth to this charming story of Stanley who misses his mum.
  • From award-winning author-illustrator Simon James, whose books for Walker include Dear Greenpeace and Rex.
  • A charming and funny story that also subtly explores family relationships.

About the author

Simon James is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books for children. His critically acclaimed titles include Rex, Frog and Beaver, George Flies South, the Baby Brains series, Dear Greenpeace, The Wild Woods, The Day Jake Vacuumed and Leon and Bob, which won the Smarties Book Prize Silver Medal and was nominated as the New York Times' Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Simon lives in Plymouth, Devon.

ISBN: 9781406383157
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Dimensions: 220 x 290mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 22/02/19 at 00:23:17
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