Sunday, 18 December 2011
The Boy From Space
Author: Friedrich Feld
Year of publication: 1958, English translation 1967.
Back cover blurb: None.
Quick flick reveals: Nothing to do with the serial featured on schools TV programme Look and Read (Run, Peep Peep, run!), this is a charming-looking children's story about a giant child from space who by the look of things ends up moving in with a family by the name of the Sponglebys. There are some great illustrations, and I wouldn't mind reading it one rainy afternoon.
Random paragraphs: 'The inspector scratched his head. "Well," he said, "what can we get you to eat? What do you eat on Baramba?"
"In the morning the breakfast drink, at mid-day the lunch drink and in the evening the supper drink."'