Perijee & Me by Ross Montgomery

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Perijee and Me is a hilarious and touching story about an unusual friendship, a heart-stopping adventure, and the power of kindness when you’re faced with an alien invasion. If E.T. the Extra Terrestrial is still “right here” in your heart, then you’re sure to fall hard for the misunderstood Perijee and the one girl who’s desperate to save him.
 
Caitlin is the only young person living on Middle Island. On the first day of vacation, she finds a tiny alien on the beach. Caitlin becomes close to her secret friend, whom she names Perijee, teaching him everything about her world and treating him like a brother.
 
There’s only one problem: Perijee won’t stop growing. And growing . . . Caitlin will have to convince the adults around her—and Perijee himself—that the creature they see as a terrifying monster is anything but.


Praise:
“Montgomery engages us with . . . high drama, hurtling towards a heartwarming resolution.” —The Sunday Times (London)
 

About Ross Montgomery

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Ross Montgomery is a first-time author. He started writing stories as a teenager, when he really should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. After graduating, he experimented with working as a pig farmer and a postman before deciding to channel these skills into teaching at a primary school. He wrote his novel when he really should have been marking homework. He lives in Finsbury Park with his girlfriend and many, many dead plants.
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Wendy Lamb Books. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Gr 3–6—Caitlin lives on Middle Island with only her mother for company. Her father's book tours and speaking engagements keep him away for months at a time. After an invitation to her classmates to visit her home for a summer party turns into a disaster, Caitlin sees a very lonely summer ahead. B...

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