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Now, at last, we see where E.T. comes from -- who he really is and what his own distant world is like. Return with him to the Green Planet, whose inhabitants are the supreme masters of all growing things in the galaxy. Wander through their immense enchanted gardens, to which E.T. has returned, with Gertie's geranium, a fondness for junk food, and an all-consuming love for

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Paperback, 245 pages
Published March 1st 1985 by Berkley Pub Group (Mm) (first published 1985)
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Robin
I can't remember much about this book because I read it when I was about ten years old. I think I liked it as much as the first E.T. novel.
All I can remember is that it takes place on his home planet, and he's like a biologist/rocket scientist? Because I recall that he builds a ship out of some kind of TURNIP!?
I wish I could find this book again, just to see......
Matt Adams
I bought this book at a used book store while visiting my friend in Grand Rapids, MI. I didn't initially have much desire to read it, but it was too bizarre of a find to pass up. More of a "Bet you didn't know this existed" type of purchase than anything. Eventually, after watching the movie again, I decided to see what this book had to offer.

While I liked the concepts of seeing things from ET's perspective and seeing what it was like on his home planet, the gimmick wore off fairly quick for me.
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Don Gubler
Some things are better left alone even if you have the best of intentions.
Emiko Miyasato
BOOK TITLE:E.T.
Author:PENGUIN READERS
Publisher:William Kotzwinkle
Level:2

I chose this book because I like the movie.

SUMMARY:1.spaceship 2.Elliot 3.family 4.computer 5.transmitter 6.bike 7.spaceship

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1: In this story, the main character Elliot wanted to be frind with E.T. What do yo do to make a good relationship with your friends?
Answer: I think I try to make a lot of chance to talk with my friends.

2: Do you think the animal of spaceship truly exist?
Answer: Yes. I think there
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Richard
a fascinating curiosity but not a great book
Alan Hoffman
Very much the same character as the movie, but in entirely different circumstances . He intereacts only with members of his own society in this book - many of whom feel uncomfortable with him and ostricize him because of his time spent on earth. A logical, intriguing sequel that fleshes out E.T's world, but very different from the movie. Kotzwinkle also wrote the novelization of the film.
Jon
I read this book when I was very young. E.T. is a botanist and tries to get back to earth in a ship made out of a vegetable. This book made an impression on me and I wouldn't read it again because that would probably ruin it. I don't remember how old I was when I read it...
Philip Marcil
La suite de E.T. The extra-terrestrial. Oufff disons que l'idée de départ est bonne mais ce n'est pas un grand livre, même pour un grand fan de E.T.
Ruth Anne Corbett
I read this a long tme ago but it is one of m favourite books.
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William Kotzwinkle is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children's Books, and a Book Critics Circle award nominee. His work has been translated into dozens of languages.
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