Life on Mars / Jon Agee.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780399538520 (hardcover)
      0399538526 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2015049804
    • Accession Number:
      ocn972900589
      972900589
    • Accession Number:
      fay.518838
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AGEE, J. Life on Mars. [s. l.]: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. ISBN 9780399538520. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838. Acesso em: 28 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Agee J. Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838. Accessed May 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Agee, J. (2017). Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Agee, Jon. 2017. Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838.
    • Harvard:
      Agee, J. (2017) Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838 (Accessed: 28 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Agee, J 2017, Life on Mars, Dial Books for Young Readers, viewed 28 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Agee, Jon. Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Agee, Jon. Life on Mars. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Agee J. Life on Mars [Internet]. Dial Books for Young Readers; 2017 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518838

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 January #1

An astronaut has traveled to Mars in a rocket ship to find Martian life, but when he arrives, all he sees is dirt and rocks and no one with whom to share his chocolate cupcakes. What a bust! Or is it? In Agee's illustrations, rendered in thick lines and sandy tones, little ones will see that there is life on Mars, in the form of a towering creature with pointy ears and a pinkish, pear-shaped body, who's probably just a little shy. The spare, deadpan text narrates the oblivious astronaut's journey over the planet, cake box in hand, as he wanders over desolate mesas, finds a pretty flower (there's some life on Mars after all!), gets lost, and finds his way back to his ship thanks to an all-too-familiar pink, pear-shaped hill. There's plenty of humor in the contrast between Agee's text and pictures, and that skittish Martian is a hoot all on its own. Kids who lose it over Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back (2011) will likely appreciate Agee's guileless astronaut. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

A little astronaut brings chocolate cupcakes to Mars but realizes, "I don't think I'll find anybody to eat them." The story depends on a repeated visual joke--the astronaut keeps missing the Martian in the background--and the humor continues throughout. Agee's world is one in which the emotional life of the characters is clear with the slightest raise of an eyebrow. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #1

It's Only Stanley (rev. 5/15) was a star-crossed (canine) love story that ended on the moon. Now Agee brings readers to the Red Planet. What would you bring along on a trip to search for life on Mars? Our little astronaut brings chocolate cupcakes but soon thinks, "I don't think I'll find anybody to eat them." Though the story depends on a repeated visual joke--the astronaut keeps missing the Martian in the background--it is hardly dull; one can imagine the child listener or reader hollering, "There it is! Look behind you!" every time, and then dissolving into giggles when the story continues. Agee's world is one with heavy dark outlines, where the emotional life of the characters--Martian or human--is clear because of the slightest raise of an eyebrow or tilt of a mouth line. Whenever the two figures are in the same picture, their movements and facial expressions mimic each other. Astronaut has a worried hand to mouth? The Martian has the same. Little space-suited arms at sides? Martian's arms are at sides. When the child gets lost, the Martian provides secret help, but the inside joke continues as the astronaut has no idea just how nearby the extraterrestrial is. Agee's use of dark browns and blacks and very mild greens for the terrain allows the one sign of life that the child sees to really pop: a yellow tulip against the dull planet surface brings hope to everyone. The humor continues through the very last page. Agee, with his unique and winning view of the world, never talks down to children and always asks readers to slow down and enjoy his take on what they might not otherwise see. robin smith Copyright 2016 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.