Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi story of interplanetary friendship makes a perfect picture book for the whole family.
When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters back in 1982, its bittersweet story enchanted millions and the film surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the cinematic blockbuster is transformed into an illustrated storybook, with colorful, adorable drawings by Kim Smith. Here is a story you can’t help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both child and alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. This is the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and E.T. fans across the universe.
“Whimsically retro drawings...animate the story of Elliott, his friends and their secret other-worldly visitor.”—Parade
“Both kids and adults will adore following E.T. and Elliott’s adventures in this charming format, making it a perfect addition to any fan’s library.”—Paste Magazine Online
“I’ve always loved E.T., and the book is a fun way to experience the story with my toddler.”—GeekDad
“The story is a classic that hugs at the heartstrings and exemplifies the true meaning of friendship.”—Geeks of Doom
“With its theme of the kindness of strangers, this story is a great one to open the emotions and imagination of young readers.”—Books for Kids