The Boy Who Went to Mars

By: Simon James

On the day that Stanley’s mom takes a work trip overnight, Stanley decides to leave planet Earth. But when his spaceship touches down again in the backyard, a young martian crawls out, proclaiming to Stanley’s dad that residents of Mars don’t wash before dinner, eat their vegetables, or brush their teeth. It just so happens that martians tend to act out in school, too…. With whimsy and sympathy for a familiar dilemma, Simon James ushers us into the coping fantasies of an imaginative, sensitive kid — and shares the pleasure of his sheepish reunion with a most accepting family.
Full-color illustrations created in pen and watercolor.

ISBN: 9780763695989

JLG Release: Jan 2019

Topics: Family life , Parents , Imagination

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Kindergarten Plus

Grades PreK-K

14 titles/year


Awards & Honors

CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children

Book Details



First Release

January 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11 1/3"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 2.7; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level 500L


Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas


Family life, Parents, Imagination,

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