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First Day on Earth Hardcover – November 1, 2011

4.2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews


Praise for First Day on Earth:

"Castellucci crafts a gloomy and quirky metaphorical piece about being a misfit... [First Day on Earth] is touching and, most importantly, believable within the universe of these characters." —Quill & Quire

"A simple, tender work that speaks to the alien in all of us." —Kirkus

"The prose is spare but dense, lyrical and strongly emotive, and younger teens will find the story accessible and affecting even as older readers can revel in its emotional complexity and thematic sophistication...Ultimately, it hardly matters whether the aliens are real or metaphorical; it is Mal's earthly journey that will grab readers' hearts." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

About the Author

Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of the young adult novels Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool, and Beige, as well as the comic books The Plain Janes and Janes in Love. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at www.misscecil.com and via her blog, castellucci.livejournal.com.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 540L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545060826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545060820
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,242,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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