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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

by William Kotzwinkle, Melissa Mathison

Series: E.T. (1)

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A boy discovers an extraterrestrial botanist in his mother's vegetable patch, and helps him return to his planet, 3 million light years away.

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E.T., the little visitor from the stars, Earth is interesting for E.T.,but he is gone in a friend. So he wants to go home. He meets an Earth boy, elliott and goes to his home. Elliott loves E.T. and wants to help him. But there are many scientists in the streets of the little town. Ther are looking for E.T..
I love this story like many people. This story is famous.My favorite is words E.T. said at the time of parting.E.T. is so cute! I want to watch this movie.
  icchi | Nov 12, 2010 |
Nothing special but fun for a quick bit of brain candy. ( )
  brakketh | Jun 22, 2009 |
Truly enriches the movie story. Wonderful insight into the thoughts and feelings of all the characters, but especially E.T., Elliot and Mary. Her internal dialogue relates experiences as a mother that are both amusing and touching. Have turned to this story many times over the years, not only for the humor but also for the comforting humanity of the characters, including E.T!

Being one child from the 80's who actually read the book but missed the film, (eventually seeing the movie as an adult) I can highly recommend it to all fans of all ages. ( )
  aannttiiiittnnaa | Feb 23, 2008 |
The story is very famous but I have never watched the movie.The story is so excited.The last scean is emotion.
E.T. is alien.He is found by Elliott who is a boy. ( )
  kaaya | Nov 7, 2007 |
Gertie can't believe it. Her brother Elliott has an extra-terrestrial being in his room! Gertie promises not to tell anyone, and when Elliott asks her to help him get E.T. home, she's ready. But what can she do to help ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 25, 2015 |
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Mathison, Melissamain authorall editionsconfirmed

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The spaceship floated gently, anchored by a beam of lavender light to the earth below.
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A boy discovers an extraterrestrial botanist in his mother's vegetable patch, and helps him return to his planet, 3 million light years away.

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What do you do when you're lost, millions of miles from home, surrounded by frightening creatures?
You do what the Old Botanist did when he was accidentally left behind on Earth. First you find a friend...
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