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Alienography Or: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do About it

Written by Chris Riddell

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011:  Most Fun Story with Pictures*

Prize-winning illustrator/ author Chris Riddell has created a fabulous cast of strange creatures and the unusual antics they get up to in a brilliantly imagined and conceived world. Subtitled How to Spot an Alien Invasion, Alienography is both a comprehensive guide to the world of UFOs and a number of deliciously inventive stories about everything that may – or may not – happen in outer space. Descriptions of carnivorous plants such as The Terrifids or the Gums, alien Stealth Invaders who closely resemble discarded chewing gum are hilarious and perfectly matched by grotesque and amazingly diverse illustrations. There are hours and hours of delight to be had from this outstandingly creative and superbly produced volume.


Here is a list of all the other shortlisted books for the 2011 Blue Peter Book Awards:

Best Book with Facts:


Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons

How the World Works - Christiane Dorion

What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas


Most Fun Story with Pictures:


Alienography - Chris Riddell

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton

Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick


Favourite Stories:


Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John

A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve

Tall Story - Candy Gourlay

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Alienography Or: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do About it Synopsis

Do you know the difference between a Nostromian Weevil and a Zyglon Tentacle Beast? Could you resist an invasion of Purple Peekons? And can you outwit a Fantabbydosian? No? You need this book! Rich in comic detail, this extraordinary book is packed with revolting aliens and impossible spaceships. Magnificently illustrated and with novelty elements including five pull-out postcards, a mini 'Who's What and From Where' booklet and a 'Bottom Trumps' card game, this is Chris Riddell at his very best.

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ISBN: 9781405050609
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405050609
Publication date: 3rd September 2010
Author: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Chris Riddell

Children's Laureate 2015-2017 One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Goth Girl books, the Ottoline series,&...

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