Marshmallows for Martians by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Marshmallows for Martians

Written by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Illustrated by Lee Wildish
Part of the George's Amazing Adventures Series

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With his homemade rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy to find. But when he touches down on the red planet, the Martians are nowhere to be seen. George is alone ...or so he thinks. Could that really be ...a parade of alien musicians?


Marshmallows for Martians by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Are you Martians? called George, running up with a grin. No - we're Bangbots from Waabangatoo. We've come to this planet to bang on our drums, But we might take a break and eat you! George is back. And this time he's hunting for Martians...Join the young and courageous explorer as he blasts into space, determinded to find out what kind of sweets Martians like best.

Marshmallows for Martians is the perfect rhyming picture book read for boys and girls alike - especially if they like space, aliens and adventure!

This is a wonderful second instalment in the the award nominated George's Amazing Adventures series, this is a funny medieval tale about greedy, noisy aliens.

George's earlier adventure Spaghetti with the Yeti was nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013, Oscar's First Book Prize, the Sheffield Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award.


Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish have worked together to create a completely engaging and entertaining world -- Rachael Spencer The Book Bag

About the Author

Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Adam and Charlotte Guillain.

Adam is a performance storyteller and was the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Writer in Residence. He is published by OUP, Pearson and Scholastic.

Charlotte taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Following a decade working as a commissioning editor, Charlotte is now a prolific author of children's fiction, non-fiction and picture books.

Q&A: Adam and Charlotte

1. How did you get the idea for this book/artwork?

Like many parents with babies, Charlotte and I would make up silly rhymes and songs for all usual baby stuff: changing nappies, going to sleep, eating food etc. One of the first solids our own George loved was spaghetti. One day we were doing the usual nonsense stuff when the words 'spaghetti with the yeti' came out. We were on to it like a shot! When Egmont said they loved it and wanted Lee Wildish to create the illustrations we were so happy we danced a jig!

2. How would you describe the book?

It's very silly, funny and warm.

3. Which is your favourite character/theme in the book?

We love the character, George, partly because he's based on our own red-headed son, but because he so refreshingly innocent and optimistic. He has an idea and in good faith he just goes for it!

4. How long did it take you to write/illustrate this book?

The first draft was written in about fifteen minutes but we've been writing, rewriting and crafting this story for seven years.

5. How did you do the research for it? Where did you look/go?

Other than researching if anyone else had thought of this idea before, we did absolutely no research at all - which was great!

6. What other books have you written/illustrated?

It's a long list. Better check out our website

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014




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