The Boy Who Went to Mars

The Boy Who Went to Mars

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When Mom has to go out of town, Stanley decides to blast off to outer space. But who's this small martian returning in his place who doesn't follow earthling rules?

On the day that Stanley's mom takes a work trip overnight, Stanley decides to leave planet Earth. But when his spaceship touches down again in the backyard, a young martian crawls out, proclaiming to Stanley's dad that residents of Mars don't wash before dinner, eat their vegetables, or brush their teeth. It just so happens that martians tend to act out in school, too. . . . With whimsy and sympathy for a familiar dilemma, Simon James ushers us into the coping fantasies of an imaginative, sensitive kid -- and shares the pleasure of his sheepish reunion with a most accepting family.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780763695989
076369598X
Branch Call Number: j P GROWING JAMES S
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.

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LPL_MargoM Jun 19, 2019

When Stanley's mom goes on a trip overnight, Stanley isn't quite sure how to deal with his feelings. Deciding to take a trip of his own, Stanley hops in his rocket ship (which looks remarkably like a cardboard box) and goes to Mars. Soon, his rocket ship returns with a real-life Martian in it! (... Read More »


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LPL_MargoM Jun 19, 2019

When Stanley's mom goes on a trip overnight, Stanley isn't quite sure how to deal with his feelings. Deciding to take a trip of his own, Stanley hops in his rocket ship (which looks remarkably like a cardboard box) and goes to Mars. Soon, his rocket ship returns with a real-life Martian in it! (Who looks REMARKABLY like Stanley.) The Martian eats Stanley's dinner, goes to school for him, and waits until Stanley's mom gets home. This book is excellent for kiddos going through any type of separation anxiety. It shows how you can get through things you're having a hard time with by using your imagination.

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