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First Graders From Mars, Episode 2: The…

First Graders From Mars, Episode 2: The Problem with Pelly

by Shana Corey

Other authors: Mark Teague (Illustrator)

Series: First Graders from Mars (2)

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Pelly learns that being different can also mean being special when a special visitor comes to her class. ( )
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Poor Pelly. After moving with her family from Phobos to Mars, she is ridiculed for the fuzzy topknot or "fluffernobbin" on her head. Snooty classmate Tera flaunts a drawing of her own family with matching tentacles and a two-headed baby. "This is what normal families look like," says Tera. "Your family is weird." Desperate to be normal, Pelly takes some drastic measures, only to learn from a visiting opera star that her fluffernobbin actually makes her quite special.

Anyone who has ever felt like an alien will immediately relate to Pelly's woes, and cheer at her victorious realization that it's not so bad to be different. Author Shana Corey makes the problems of Martians seem as familiar as Earthlings', and illustrator Mark Teague's chartreuse, purple, and orange first graders are adorable in sweaters, skirts, and blue jeans. Don't miss the first in the series by this creative pair: First Graders From Mars: Horus's Horrible Day. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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Pelly feels miserable because she looks different from her Martian classmates, but a glamorous opera singer who visits her class shows Pelly that her differences make her special.

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