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The Monster from the Blue Planet

Written by Cornelia Funke

Illustrated by Elys Dolan

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Monster from the Blue Planet

Interest Age 5-8 Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She’s fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little girl she captures, is not happy to find herself on a spaceship, but Balbaz sounds so exciting that she agrees to stay for three weeks. She has wonderful adventures there, including a ride on the back of a wishing moon dragon, and a less pleasant encounter with a fridge monster. By the time she goes home, Izzy and Zaleb are friends. There’s a lovely matter-of-factness to these stories that gives them a proper fairy-tale feel.  Elys Dolan’s two-tone illustrations add to the fun. Written in Barrington Stoke style to be short and accessible, on cream paper and in a special easy-to-read font, these satisfying stories will have children dreaming of adventures in space. ~ Andrea Reece

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

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The Monster from the Blue Planet Synopsis

Hugely fun space adventure from international bestseller Cornelia Funke, with full colour illustrations by award-winning Elys Dolan. Zaleb is fascinated by the solar system and when she gets her very own spaceship for her birthday, she decides to go on an adventure! She's always loved the tales about the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there, so she decides to catch one to be her pet. But Izzy isn't about to be anybody's pet...! Can the two become friends?

High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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ISBN: 9781781124307
Publication date: 15/03/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124307
Publication date: 15th March 2015
Author: Cornelia Funke
Illustrator: Elys Dolan
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke’s bestselling Inkheart trilogy has been a huge hit and been made into a major motion picture. She has won the Book Sense Children’s Literature Award twice and the Roswitha Prize. She was voted into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005.  Photo credit: Gillian Crane

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