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Merry Christmas, space case
Marshall, James, 1942-1992.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Westport, CT] : Weston Woods : Scholastic, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.).
The Thing from outer space who visited Buddy McGee on Halloween now comes back to visit on Christmas day.
General Note:
Compact disc.

"Read-Along CD" ; to be used with book of the same title.

Book published: New York : Puffin Books, 2002.

Side 1 (8 min., 17 sec.), with page turn signals ; side 2 (8 min., 9 sec), no page turn signals .
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 70616.

Format :
Audiobook on CD


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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
COMPDISC KIT 28 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Media Kits
COMPDISC KIT 28 Juvenile Fiction Holiday

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Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised Christmas visit from his friend, the thing from outer space

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4-8. When Buddy McGee's dad announces the family will spend Christmas at Grannie's, Buddy worries. How will his friend from outer space find him when he returns for the holiday, as promised in Space Case (Booklist 77:46 S 1 80)? Leaving directions for his extraterrestrial friend to follow, Buddy journeys to Grannie's where he tells her braggart neighbors, the Goober twins, of the special visit he expects. As Christmas Day progresses, the Goobers' promised bicycles materialize, but Buddy's pal does not. Suddenly, zillions of miles away, the thing from outer space remembers his date, zaps himself to Earth, and, after a few humorous detours, reunites with his Earthling friend just in time to rescue Buddy from the Goober bullies. The fun of Marshall's uncommon tale of Christmas cheer is intensified by his cartoon art that exaggerates the humor suggested in his spare text. Kids will love this comedy of comeuppance in any season. EM. Extraterrestrial beings Fiction / Christmas Fiction / Science fiction [CIP] 85-1664

Publisher's Weekly Review

Buddy McGee and his parents are off to Grannie's house for Christmas. That means he'll have to leave a note to ``the thing from outer space'' that visited Buddy for Halloween in Space Case, promising to return for Christmas. The holidays at Grannie'sshe's a sort of mad scientist typearen't quite what Buddy hoped for; he's expected to play with the nasty Goober twins who live next door. They don't believe in the thing, they're getting new bikes and they don't like wise guyslike Buddy. The thing, still in outer space, hurries away from a wild party, and after some confusion, locates Buddy. The Goober twins are about to pounce, when the thing turns them into giant snowmen. When they say they're sorry, they become kids again. Buddy has a Merry Christmas after all, chasing the Goobers around the block. Some children will find this highly entertaining, but there's one thing lacking Christmas spirit. A hostile world greets Buddy and the thing at every turn, and Christmas is more of an excuse here than an integral part of the plot. (4-8) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved