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Earthling Paperback – June 20, 2012
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"There's action and humor and pathos and all the other good stuff that is integral to a successful story. And have I mentioned how much I love the art? Fearing creates terrific facial expressions, and his aliens have tentacles and lots of eyes and all manner of oddities that make you want to look and look again." - Stacked
"This graphic novel takes the school story into outer space with humor, a bit of action, and a cast of unusual characters. ... Fans of UFOs and aliens will enjoy this one." - School Library Journal
" The bright colors, bold strokes, and fun dialogue will appeal to budding fans of science fiction- Booklist
"An exhilarating hoot." The New York Times
"Fearing's sketchy, cartoony art is ideal for the story and keeps the action easy to follow. " - Publishers Weekly
"Great for reluctant readers, comic book lovers and those that just like a good space adventure" - Education.com
"Sure to capture students' imagination" - Library Media Connection
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Top Customer Reviews
I have been waiting and waiting for this book to come out! I first read about it on Mr. Fearing's blog. I really like Mr. Fearing's illustrations and was happy to find out he was writing a graphic novel. I was not disappointed! I really did "laugh out loud" when reading this book! It was really likeable and hilarious! I really liked Bud and Gort. They were both good friends, nice and cool. I thought the plot was hysterical - Earthlings being feared and an Earth boy being trapped as the "new kid" in school. Mr. Fearing's illustrations and story really make this an awesome graphic novel. I thought "Earthling!" did really well as a graphic novel because it was cool to see how all the aliens looked and the pictures really added to the whole story. I recommend this graphic novel to kids 8+ and young advanced readers because it is a longer graphic novel that actually has a good, long story that you can really get into.
Written & Illustrated by Mark Fearing
(Chronicle Books, 2012)
This was a fun, fast-paced kid's graphic novel about a young Earth boy who accidentally gets on the wrong school bus -- this bus goes to a different galaxy, not a different building. Stranded a bazillion light years from home, he has to figure out how to get back and, as it turns out, he has to save planet Earth as well. It's a fun, lighthearted book that lots of kids can enjoy -- nothing really creepy or objectionable in terms of sex or violence... Just a giddy, imaginative romp, hanging out with some nice kids on the other side of the universe. Recommended! (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain childrens' book reviews)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this book make some more of Earthling it was a really good book very cool why is the principle so scared of people from earthPublished 16 months ago by James Warf
its sooooo funny! i want to read all mark fearing books! i like books with secret identities. its about a boy who lives in the desert and gets on the wrong bus.Published on March 18, 2014 by Ms. N's class
Great for young teens. It stretches the imagination but they can relate to lunch room interactions and dealing with authority. Fun to read for me too. Artwork was great.Published on November 18, 2013 by Vickie
Excellent service and condition. Grandson's favorite book! Highly recommend for any young lover of graphic novels. Great fun to read.Published on November 5, 2013 by Sherry in South Bend
My kid said it was incredible, unbelieveably amazing. One of the best books that she has ever read. She loved it!Published on August 9, 2013 by J. J. Brown
A really really good book I also recommend the genius files and big Nate. By Andrew at Winchester, VA. 22602Published on August 3, 2013 by Adam R
My 2nd grade son read this book from cover to cover. Often reading time can in our house be a struggle, but not while he was reading Earthling! Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by L. Hoffman
Great, fun read. Once I started it I could not put it down until I finished. I gave it to friends kids for Christmas.Published on January 7, 2013 by Jodie F