An Alien In My House

By Shenaaz Nanji

Illustrated By Chum McLeod

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When Ben discovers an alien living in his house, he is not thrilled, and neither is the alien!

Ben is upset when he finds an alien living in his house. It looks strange, and doesn’t let Ben watch TV. But the "alien," who is Ben's grandfather, is equally unhappy. He's convinced Ben is an unkempt monster. A creative story on generational gaps.

Praise & Recognition

Humourous and lively while conveying a message of acceptance and respect. The Council Connector newsletter

Ontario Library Association - Blue Spruce Award 2004 - Short-listed

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book 2004 - Short-listed

Writers Guild of Alberta Ross Annet Award for Children's Literature 2005 - Short-listed


Publication Date: October 9, 2003

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Hardback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-896764-77-1

Shenaaz G. Nanji

About the Author

Shenaaz G. Nanji

Shenaaz Nanji was born in Kenya and now lives with her family in Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of the Alina Series of chapter books, the award-winning middle grade novel Child of Dandelions, as well as the picture book Treasure for Lunch and many others. You can visit her website to find out more.

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About the Illustrator

Chum McLeod

Chum McLeod is the illustrator of Business in Bangkok, Belfry Bat the Scaredy Cat, and Aunt Fred is a Witch. She lives in Barrie, Ontario.
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