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A Martian Comes to Stay

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The Martian's spaceship needs repairs, but when he returns with the spanner he's borrowed from Peter and his gran, he finds he's been abandoned! Luckily, Gran and Peter take him in, and introduce him to life in the country. It's all going well until they take him to the village fete. Will the local villages see through the Martian's cunning disguise—and what will happen if ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
I'm always interested in, but generally disappointed by, adult authors who turn their hand to children's writing. Here the premise is interesting enough for adults and kids alike, a martian gets stranded in the English countryside after his spaceship lands in a local field. The engineer has left his tools back at the base, and our martian sets off in search of a spanner. He finds a young boy, Peter, who is staying with his grandmother for the holidays. It is all frightfully English, and rather ...more
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I think the all of villagers those were in vallage fete will focus him because he is the oddest.
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Penelope Lively CBE (born March 17, 1933) is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, winning once for Moon Tiger in 1987.

Born in Cairo in 1933, she spent her early childhood in Egypt, before being sent to boarding school in England at the age of twelve. She read Modern History at St Anne
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