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My Friend the Alien: A Bloomsbury Reader

Written by Zanib Mian

Illustrated by Sernur Isik

Part of the Bloomsbury Readers Series

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A thought-provoking comedy about being an alien from prize-winning Zanib Mian.

Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+

A thought-provoking comedy about being an alien from prize-winning Zanib Mian. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like Geraldine McCaughrean and Patrice Lawrence and features online guided reading notes by the CLPE, ideal for getting children reading independently in Key Stage 2.

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The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics.

With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home.

For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.

My Friend the Alien: A Bloomsbury Reader Synopsis

Maxx is an alien: a real one - from the planet Zerg. He's on Earth to research these strange things called emotions that humans have (and eat as much chocolate as he can). But some of the humans seem to think Maxx's new human friend Jibreel is an alien too, and Maxx just can't figure it out.

Why would coming from another country make you an alien?! This funny science-fiction story is a perfect way to tackle difficult topics like racism and refugees with children. It has hilarious black-and-white illustrations from Sernur Isik throughout, and is ideal for children who are developing as readers.

My Friend the Alien: A Bloomsbury Reader Press Reviews

Zanib Mian has a wonderful way with speech - the story is told through Maxx's exuberant first person narrative, and it's an absolute treat, funny, acute and full of heart, even before Maxx has learned emotions. [...] A story with lots for readers to discuss and contemplate, and a great book for sharing. - Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781472973900
Publication date: 09/07/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472973900
Publication date: 9th July 2020
Author: Zanib Mian
Illustrator: Sernur Isik
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Reading Scheme, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Recommendations: Star Books

About Zanib Mian

Zanib Mian's books have featured on BBC's Cbeebies Bedtime Stories and The Guardian for their contribution to diversity in children's literature. Zanib studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London and went on to teach Science in secondary schools before she made the decision to give up the career to create change within children's publishing. She felt that diverse characters from all minorities and backgrounds weren't being fully represented in books for young children. She launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she has authored herself. She regularly ...

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