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Perijee & Me

Ross Montgomery

A hilarious, quirky adventure about the friendship between a ten-year-old girl and an alien from the Costa-shortlisted author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door.

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When 11-year-old Caitlin discovers a shrimp-like alien creature on the shores of her island home, she takes responsibility for teaching it about the world. Mostly, this just involved stopping little Perijee from eating everything! Caitlin becomes increasingly close to her alien friend, treating him like a brother.

There’s only one problem – Perijee won’t stop growing.

Then the authorities try to hunt him down and through his fear, Perijee disappears and starts causing trouble. Caitlin must leave home and travel across the country to try and convince Perijee to stop destroying everything before it’s too late.

Critic Reviews

Original and hilarious

Metro (The Tornado Chasers)
Critic Reviews

a sci-fi fantasy that is as poignant as it is funny....this is a story about bravery, friendship and family.

South Wales Evening Post
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with shades of ET, this is a gripping adventure about family and friendship.

Critic Reviews

This funny, quirky story is a magical tale about a very special and unusual friendship.

The Week Junior

Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in…

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