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An alien makes an unexpected friend in this irresistible picture book about finding your place in the universe.

A Golden Duck Notable Picture Book

Marty is a tiny green Martian who lives here on Earth. You've never noticed him before, because he is undercover . . . Marty wears disguises and studies human behavior in order to fit in. He is always watching, learning, and laughing.

And then one day, after much preparation, Marty gets a job! He loves to watch his customers, and he even makes some friends. But Marty knows he can never reveal his secret. Humans are terrified of Martians.

When his cover gets blown, Marty needs somewhere safe to go. Who will see beyond his strange, green looks to show him kindness?

This adorable story of an outsider with a good heart reminds readers that everyone needs a place to call home—and a friend for company. Zoey Abbott's colorful art, full of elaborate costumes and whimsical details, pops against Rachel Nobel's spare, sweet text. With its charming way of promoting inclusivity, the book makes for a perfect companion to All Are Welcome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823446629
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 819,049
Product dimensions: 8.84(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Rachel Noble has worked as a producer, journalist, and presenter for many years. Her debut picture book, Finn's Feather, was illustrated by Zoey Abbott. She lives in Australia with her family, where she is always watching, learning, and laughing. Visit her at

Zoey Abbott's picture books include Over the Moon, Twindergarten, and Finn's Feather. After graduating from Smith College with a degree in Women's Studies and History, she spent four years living and painting in Japan. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, kids, and a large dog named Carrots. Visit her at

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