The Boy Who Cried Alien

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Hyperion Book CH, Mar 20, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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This is The Boy Who Cried Wolf like you’ve never seen it before: with tentacles, wigs, and a secret code language that kids can decipher. Larry the Liar must help these friendly extra-terrestrials refuel their ship so they can get back home. But will the townspeople believe his intergalactic tale of glory?

This hilarious reimagining uses meticulously composed verse, alternating points of view, and comic book elements to give the story loads of color, humor and visual interest. Veteran children’s book author Marilyn Singer teams up with Brian Biggs, the illustrator of Shredder Man, Beastly Rhymes, Brownie and Pearl, and Everything Goes: On Land to create the best interstellar tall tale ever.


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cute pictures and story. - Goodreads
The verses and illustrations are great. - Goodreads
The pictures were my favorite part. - Goodreads

Review: The Boy Who Cried Alien

User Review  - Maya - Goodreads

The concept of this book is pretty cool and the story is fun, but I find it difficult to read out loud. Most of the story in this book is rhyming dialogue, but there is also narration sprinkled ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Brown - Goodreads

cute pictures and story. i liked the code. could be used for a longer program for codes! Read full review

About the author (2012)

Marilyn Singer (www.marilynsinger.net) is the author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including "I'm Your Bus, City Lullaby," "Mirror, Mirror, " and "Monster Museum." She lives with her husband and a variety of creatures in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT.

Brian Biggs (www.mrbiggs.com) is the illustrator of the Brownie and Pearl series by Cynthia Rylant, "One Beastly Beast" by Garth Nix, the "Goofball Malone "detective series by Stephen Malone, and several other children's books. He won a Christopher Award for his work on the "Shredderman" series by Wendelin Van Draanen. He currently lives and rides bikes in Philadelphia, PA with his two kids.

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