The Girl Who Fell to Earth book and activity pack

The Girl Who Fell to Earth book and activity pack

Patricia Fforde
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Thought-provoking sci-fi mystery for readers aged 12+

Older readers will be thrilled by The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Patricia Fforde, which comes with an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in October 2023.

“This highly original book will get young readers thinking! They will also find much to relate to amongst the young cast of characters, both human and alien. It's a story about friendship and empathy, but also asks some big questions about the world we live in and the future we want for it."

Aria lives on a well-ordered planet whose people have eradicated illness and even death. Earth is their ‘shadow planet’ which they populated with humans centuries ago so they could study them and learn from their experiences.

Now the experiment is coming to an end and Aria must go to Earth with her scientist father to set off a train of events which will destroy its people. Brought up to believe that humans are inferior, Aria is shocked to discover that she is herself half human, and amazed to find that Earth-dwellers live life to the full and feel love for each other, even though they are mortal.

But once she understands this, how can she save them, and herself, from destruction?

Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has published five books for children, and written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of Galway Arts Festival.

The activity pack includes stickers, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Patricia Fforde. There’s also a cryptic crossword to solve and a recipe for a delicious carrot and coriander soup, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

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  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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Customer Reviews

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Lisa Chapalain
Great service!

Firstly, I was very happy with the choice and variety of books on offer.
After ordering 2 books, I received the package but one of the books was lost during the delivery (the package had been opened and reattached with elastic bands). I contacted Parrot street book club and they were great, re-ordering the book straight away and sending it to me promptly. Great customer service and very friendly people!

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