The Boy Who Cried Alien (Hardcover)

By Marilyn Singer, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780786838257, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

List Price: 17.99*
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“This creative and funny take off of The Boy Who Cried Wolf has wonderful comic book-style illustrations and a humorous rhyming text. A perfect Poetry Month selection for boys, and a great read-aloud!”
— Elizabeth Anker, Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM
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This is The Boy Who Cried Wolf like you've never seen it before: with tentacles, wigs, and a secret code language that kids can decipher. Larry the Liar must help these friendly extra-terrestrials refuel their ship so they can get back home. But will the townspeople believe his intergalactic tale of glory?

This hilarious reimagining uses meticulously composed verse, alternating points of view, and comic book elements to give the story loads of color, humor and visual interest. Veteran children's book author Marilyn Singer teams up with Brian Biggs, the illustrator of Shredder Man, Beastly Rhymes, Brownie and Pearl, and Everything Goes: On Land to create the best interstellar tall tale ever.

About the Author

Marilyn Singer ( is the author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including "I'm Your Bus, City Lullaby," "Mirror, Mirror, " and "Monster Museum." She lives with her husband and a variety of creatures in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT. Brian Biggs ( is the illustrator of the Brownie and Pearl series by Cynthia Rylant, "One Beastly Beast" by Garth Nix, the "Goofball Malone "detective series by Stephen Malone, and several other children's books. He won a Christopher Award for his work on the "Shredderman" series by Wendelin Van Draanen. He currently lives and rides bikes in Philadelphia, PA with his two kids.