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Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Cosmic Custard by Ros Asquith
Piccadilly Press ISBN 9781848121492

After his last adventure on Earth, Flowkwee is eager to return home to Planet Faa but he soon finds himself back on Planet Earth - and it's freezing. Flowkwee still can't believe how slow and stupid Earthling children are. This time the aliens have to capture some adult Earthlings in the hope that they may have more brain cells than their children. With so many alien attacks, can the Earthlings be saved from ruin? This is a very funny book translated from Alien with brilliant illustrations throughout.

 
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Lost Christmas by David Logan
Quercus Books ISBN 9780857387356

Anything can happen on Christmas Eve. In Goose's case, his whole life changes instantly - for the worse. His dog Mutt is just about the only thing keeping him sane. Then Goose meets Anthony, a rather strange person who knows more about others than he knows about himself. When Mutt goes missing, Goose realises that he has to rely on Anthony to help him. But how can Anthony help Goose and other lost souls to find what they are seeking? This is a beautifully written book, at the same time mysterious and moving. It tells a thought-provoking story in a very atmospheric setting.

 
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