"This book was funny. I liked that in the end it was all a misunderstanding. The main characters were interesting. I think kids 9-12 would like it."--Celeste, age 9
— From Kids' Book Recommendations
Daniel has nothing in common with his family or classmates and has only two friends. He feels so alienated that he might as well be an alien. When he learns that his mom has saved a newspaper clipping about a meteor that landed nearby on his birthday, he embraces his alien heritage and launches a mission to return to his home planet. Despite mishaps, mixups, and a crisis at every turn, Daniel and his mission team—friends Eddie and Gordon the geek—energetically pursue their goal. But when Mom and Dad are drawn into danger as a result, Daniel may have to rethink his plan. This is a fast-paced illustrated page-turner with a laugh on every page.
About the Author
Jo Franklin spent a lot of time at university going to see bands instead of studying for her English degree, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a writer. I'm an Alien and I Want to Go Home is Jo’s first book. She lives in England and can be visited online at jofranklinauthor.co.uk
Marty Kelley has illustrated several books for young readers, many of which he also wrote. His works include Fall Is Not Easy, Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure, and I’m an Alien and I Want to Go Home. Before he started working on children's books full time, he was a second grade teacher. Learn more at www.martykelley.com.
"Kelley's pencil cartoons...easily tap into the story's oddball sense of humor, while Daniel's dry narration has an engaging sense of humor, making the book a good choice for newly independent readers."