Arriving just in time for the 35th anniversary of the film, this picture book adaptation will introduce everyone's favorite alien to a new generation of fans! When the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in 1982, it enchanted millions of kids and surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time. Now he's back--and rendered in the fun, colorful, retro illustration styles of illustrator Kim Smith. This storybook follows all the basic beats of the film: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a lonely young boy in need of a friend. As Elliott and his siblings help E.T. "phone home" and make it back to his spaceship against all odds, they learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of the imagination. It's the perfect read-along story for children and their parents. E.T. already has a massive fan base, so the picture book is a way for E.T. fans to introduce the magic of Spielberg's famous alien to their children All the iconic movie moments (the flying bikes! Halloween!) are rendered in Kim Smith's charming illustrations Universal Studios is commemorating the 35th anniversary of E.T. in 2017 In the wake of Stranger Things, E.T. (and all things 1980s) are having a moment right now


  • 40 pages
  • 9 x 11 inches
  • 4 colors

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch