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Life on Mars

Jon Agee Jon Agee

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Scallywag Press
10 September 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Science fiction (Children's&YA); Humorous stories (Children's&YA); UFOs & extraterrestrial beings (Children's&YA)
Age range 3 to 6 If you keep an open mind then you will discover all sorts of wonders, so never give up exploring!

A daring young astronaut arrives on Mars, certain he will find life there. He has even brought a gift of chocolate cupcakes. But soon he realises he's made a mistake. He won't find life on Mars - and what's worse, now he can't find his spaceship! But as only the audience can see, if only he would turn around he might just meet the friendly Martian who is always lurking shyly one step behind. Our astronaut's only mistake is to give up too soon and go home leaving the poor Martian all alone..

'Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful.' - Kirkus Starred Review 'Satisfying silliness from start to finish, with a gotcha ending that will prompt requests for repeat readings.' - PW 'Jon Agee excels at creating picture books with unusual settings and characters...for young readers, this book serves as a great introduction to the kinds of books where the reader knows more information than the main character does. - The Huffington Post
By:   Jon Agee
Illustrated by:   Jon Agee
Imprint:   Scallywag Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 225mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9781912650071
ISBN 10:   191265007X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jon Agee attended The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and film-making. A full-time author, he lives with his wife in San Francisco. Jon is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children including It's Only Stanley, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner. Terrific and Milo's Hat Trick between them have won New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Book, Horn Book Fanfare, PW Best Books of the Year, Book Sense Top Ten Pick and LA Times Best Children's Picture Books Miami Herald Top Ten.

Reviews for Life on Mars

'Jon Agee excels at creating picture books with unusual settings and characters. For young readers, this book serves as a great introduction to the kinds of books where the reader knows more information than the main character does.' The Huffington Post;'Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful.' Kirkus, starred review; 'Satisfying silliness from start to finish, with a gotcha ending that will prompt requests for repeat readings.' PW


  • Runner-up for Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 2015
  • Runner-up for National Book Award 1997
  • Winner of Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature 2015
  • Winner of Parent's Choice Award 2005

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