Xalien the Purple Alien

Xalien the Purple Alien

by Michelle Path


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ISBN-13: 9781909902503
Publisher: Rowanvale Books Ltd.
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

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Xalien the Purple Alien 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
One night when she should of been tucked up in bed, Sarah saw a shooting star. She told her brother Adam, and sister Jessica what she had seen, but when they heard their mum coming down the corridor, they all went back to bed. The next day, the children heard a funny sound coming from their garden. When they went to investigate, they came across a purple coloured alien who introduced herself as Xalien. Xalien had come from a planet far, far away, but had crashed and broke her spaceship on Earth. The three children decided to show Xalien around, and took her to the fair with them where they taught her how to behave and act like a human. But soon Xalien’s family arrived to rescue her, and it was time for her to go home. The children waved her goodbye, knowing that aliens were indeed real. Xalien the Purple Alien, is a lovely children’s book, that at the start reminded me of the film ET. An alien crashes to Earth, hides in the children’s garden, and when they see each other they all scream. They then dress the alien up to disguise her. This however is where the similarities end, plus she doesn’t look anything like ET. Being only 34 pages long, children can read this book in one sitting. It is also the first in a series, so if they enjoy this book, they get to meet, Xalien again. What I truly love about this book is the wonderful, colourful, and inviting illustrations by Charlotte Roberts. She has done a lovely job that heightens the reading experience, and pictorially depicted the story perfectly. This is a very sweet book that will perk young children’s interest. The characters are delightful, the plot is engaging, illustrations are divine, and it is the first in a series. What more could you want?
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by JB McPherson for Readers' Favorite Xalien the Purple Alien by Michelle Path and Charlotte Roberts is a picture book that tells the story of an alien who visits earth. Only Sarah, Jessica and Adam know that she is from another planet. They help her dress up in human clothes, and Xalien spends the day with the family. The humor comes from the unexpected things that Xalien does such as thinking pebbles are food or trying to feed popcorn to a merry-go-round horse. Xalien is a girl, and young girls may be especially drawn to this book. On the other hand, the idea of shooting stars actually being spaceships has a strong interest for everyone. One compelling aspect of this book is the way that the children accept Xalien despite her differences. Her unusual behaviors make them laugh rather than fear her. This may be an opportunity to discuss how to encourage people who act differently. After all, even non-aliens surprise us sometimes. The target age is three to eight years old, and many children in this age group can relate to Xalien and the odd mistakes that she makes. They may also relate to the experience of new things such as seeing an animal at a petting zoo. At the same time, they enjoy the delicious sense of knowing more than Xalien does — they already know that you don’t eat pebbles or pick up spaghetti with your fingers. The illustrations by Charlotte Roberts are especially appealing. Young children will enjoy looking at the pictures by themselves, even without someone reading to them. The combination of a fanciful story and clever illustrations make Xalien the Purple Alien a fun picture book that sparks a child’s imagination.