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    9780593407196 Paperback / softback, Digest format paperback, $12.49 9780593589212 Downloadable audio file 9780593407189 EPUB
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: S Lexile measure: 810L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: AS CA GU MP PR UM US VI Not for sale in: AD AE AF AG AI AL AM AO AQ AR AT AU AW AX AZ BA BB BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BM BN BO BQ BR BS BT BV BW BY BZ CC CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CW CX CY CZ DE DJ DK DM DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FJ FK FM FO FR GA GB GD GE GF GG GH GI GL GM GN GP GQ GR GS GT GW GY HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IE IL IM IN IO IQ IR IS IT JE JM JO JP KE KG KH KI KM KN KP KR KW KY KZ LA LB LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU NZ OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR SS ST SV SX SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TO TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UY UZ VA VC VE VG VN VU WF WS YE YT ZA ZM ZW
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jun 14, 2022 Carton Quantity: 24 $18.99 CAD
    $13.99 USD
  • Catalogues

Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop
By (author): Zanib Mian Illustrated by: Kyan Cheng
Zanib Mian ,

Illustrated by :

Kyan Cheng

Imprint:

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

9780593407172

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 7 - 10, Grade (US) 2 - 5
Jun 14, 2022
$18.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5.25 x 0.78 in | 0.59 lb

Page Count:

208 pages

Illustrations:

BLACK AND WHITE
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Omar and his friends are up to a new heroic adventure in the fourth installment of this highly-illustrated middle-grade series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination.

Is there ever a good time to tell a lie?



When his best friend Daniel messes up at school, Omar decides to take the blame to save Daniel from getting in trouble—which makes Omar feel like a total hero!



Being treated like a hero feels great, so he does it again. But then something more serious happens, and all eyes land on Omar. Uh-oh.



The principal is convinced that Omar must have done it. Will he and his friends be able to prove his innocence, or is his good reputation ruined forever?



Series Overview: Accidental Trouble Magnet (#1): POB Feb 2020, DG Jan 2022 

Unexpected Super Spy (#2): POB Sept 2020, DG May 2022 

Incredible Rescue Mission (#3): POB May 2021, DG Jan 2023

Epic Hero Flop (#4): POB June 2022, DG May 2023 

Untitled (#5): POB April 2023

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.

Zanib Mian was a science teacher before launching a small independent publisher, Muslim Children’s Books. Passionate about representation in children’s publishing, she is on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.

Author Residence: England

Kyan Cheng is a UK-based illustrator working mostly in publishing and greeting cards. Kyan's most recent work includes Bella Broomstick series by Lou Kuenzler. When Kyan is not busy drawing or crafting, they love to cook, spend time with family and friends, and explore the great outdoors!

Illustrator Residence: Bristol, England

Marketing: National media campaign 

Online promotion and social media outreach 

Extensive librarian and educator outreach 

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

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