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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Youth book about boy and aliens who watched a lot of tv commercials [s]

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Melissa | 3 comments This was a paperback book I read probably sometime in the 90s, about I believe a boy who figured out his new neighbors are aliens. However they, and everyone from their planet, had learned about earth exclusively through watching television commercials. They were very disappointed by the reality, but enjoyed shopping malls because it was the closest they could find to what they had expected. Also the aliens had blue or green skin, and ate something the boy found very gross. Eventually the boy and the aliens went back to the aliens' planet because their society was in some kind of trouble. The boy had to disguise himself as one of them, and the environment of the planet was very inhospitable due to sand storms. Any help? Google searching isn't helping at all.

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Tab (tabbrown) | 4873 comments Neighbors from Outer Space by Francess Lin Lantz ?

Here is the description from Novelist:
Russell Brinkerhoff discovers that his new neighbors, who come from the planet Xarabibble-10, where people know Earth only from television commercials, want to enlist the help of the cartoon heroes they see in the advertisements to free their homeworld from the barbarians who have taken over.

If not, do you remember the cover?

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Melissa | 3 comments That's it! Thanks so much

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