Illustrated by :Kyan Cheng
Imprint:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Audience:Children: Age (years) 7 - 10, Grade (US) 2 - 5
Dimensions:8in x 5.25 x 0.78 in | 0.59 lb
Page Count:208 pages
Illustrations:BLACK AND WHITE
GREAT RECEPTION TO OMAR: Omar has been chosen as a Global Read Aloud, NPR Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and a USBBY Outstanding International Book Selection among many other accolades.
COLLECT ALL 4 BOOKS: When this book pubs there will be 4 Planet Omar books out in the span of less than two years, keeping Omar at the front of shelves and kids’ minds.
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS: This is an important series that Zanib Mian wrote for children who do not normally see themselves in stories about everyday struggles.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS: Omar’s wonderful point of view shows that with a little creativity and a lot of love, life’s biggest problems can always be solved, even if it’s not in the way you thought.
POIGNANT AND HUMOROUS: Omar’s narration is friendly, funny, and accessible. It’s a wonderful mixture of breezy and thoughtful as the highs and lows of the story play out.
ENERGETIC AND VISUAL PACKAGE: Illustrations and bold design throughout highlight Omar’s big imagination and positive outlook on life. The paper-over-board format is perfect for backpacks and bus rides.
PAPERBACKS COMING!: Plans are in the works for Omar paperbacks to start coming out in spring 2023.
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet Accolades:
Global Read Aloud
NPR Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
USBBY Outstanding International Book Selection
Top 10 NYPL Best book of the year
Amazon Best Book of the Month
Nominated for the Middle East Book Award
Fuse #8 Great Middle Grade Novels of 2020 list
Bluestem Book Award Nominee (Illinois)
Maine Student Book Award Nominee
Praise for Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission:
“Mian’s narrative of British Pakistani Muslim Omar and his family, friends, and neighbors continues to be delightfully charming with laugh-out-loud humor. The family’s trip to Pakistan allows readers to explore Pakistani culture alongside the family. Omar’s nuanced observations about poverty and class in the country his grandparents emigrated from highlight elements that are often ignored or accepted as normal to adults.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy:
“This sequel… retains the lighthearted humor of the first and continues to seamlessly weave Islamic and Pakistani cultures and Arabic and Urdu terms into the everyday lives and practices of Omar’s family…. [It] focuses on the importance of community and the spaces that foster identity, growth, and love. A charming follow-up for an endearing hero.” -Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet:
“A relatable and hilarious story…Exploding with personality and imagination, Omar is an easy character to love.” —Booklist, starred review