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Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List (MCPG) Spring 2018

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They Came
By (author): Mark Tatulli
9781626723559 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction Jul 10, 2018 Print Run: 30000
$23.50 CAD
Active 11.3 x 8.88 x 0.42 in 40 pages Full-color illustrations throughout Roaring Brook Press

Mark Tatulli, a comic artist and the creator ofLioandHeart of the City, uses bold colors and modern art inThey Came, a charming tale about acceptance, sharing, and speaking up for what is right.

When a spaceship lands on Earth, a small town launches into a frenzy.

Why did they come?

Everyone is warned to stay back! But one child realizes something no one else does.

What do they want?

As the spaceship door opens, the answer is revealed . . .

Why are they here?

And a small boy with a big heart shows how unexpected visitors can also be surprisingly sweet.

Mark Tatulli is the creator of theLio andHeart of the Citysyndicated comic strips, which have a combined run in over four hundred newspapers. He is also the author of the Desmond Pucket series and the picture bookDaydreaming. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Donna.

“This zany comedy, with its over-the-top cartoon figures, will appeal to readers who enjoy Dav Pilkey’s work.” —School Library Journal

“A youthful voice of reason never goes out of style . . . A lightly wacky take on a valuable message.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Adults on readaloud duty will think they’ve stumbled on a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, updated yet again for a new generation . . . Irresistible.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Artful page turns and big, emphatic pronouncements crank up the melodrama, setting up a climactic finale . . .A timely reminder that it’s just as reasonable, and far sweeter, to expect the best of new arrivals rather than the worst.” —Booklist


“An imaginative and enthralling adventure story.” —Booklist

“[A] surreal, layered picture book [with a] satisfying surprise twist.” —The Horn Book

“A dynamic story.” —Kirkus

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic:

“I salute Mark Tatulli!” —Lemony Snicket

“Mark Tatulli is one of my favorite cartoonists.” —Lincoln Peirce

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