Publication Date: 21/09/2017 ISBN: 9780062569028 Category:

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Jomny Sun

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication Date: 21/09/2017 ISBN: 9780062569028 Category:
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Description

The illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, where he meets all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, while learning to feel a little better about himself, based on the enormously popular twitter account. He also gradually improves his spelling.

Everyone’s a Aliebn When ur a Aliebn Too is the story of Jomny, an alien sent to study Earth. Always feeling apart, even among his species, Jomny becomes determined to make friends among the animals he meets. There is a bear tired of other creatures running in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a turtle attempting to learn camouflage, and many more.

The characters are unique and inventive-bees think long and hard about their role in the hive, a Turkey helps Jomny make peace with the vagaries of life (right before Thanksgiving), and an introverted hedgehog slowly lets Jomny see its artistic insecurities.

It’s also the story behind the widely-shared and typo-filled @jonnysun twitter account. Since the beginning, Sun intentionally tweeted from an outsider’s perspective, creating a truly distinct voice.

He can be funny:

`”I hav cat-like reflexes’

`prove it’

`looks at cat’

(instantly) `I like that cat'”

Poignat:

“When u die, they play u a recording of all the times someone said `I love you” to u and u didn’t hear it.”

But usually, he’s somewhere in between:

“im like a onion. Peel back the layers and u’ll see that deep down inside im just a smaller more afraid onion.”

Now, that outsider has taken shape in the character of Jomny, who observes Earth with the same intelligent, empathetic, and charmingly naive voice that won over his fans on social media. The book is almost entirely new material, with a handful of thoughts and sentiments worked into the story, or used as jumping off points. New fans will find it organic, and old fans will delight at seeing the clever words that made them fans in the first place.

Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused Alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the animals and plants of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human.

Publisher Review

"Jomny Sun's incredible writing knocks you to the floor, breathless, then scoops you up and gives you a kiss where it hurts before it occurs to you to cry. Read this book only if you want to feel more alive." -- Lin-Manuel Miranda "Jomny Sun has created a frightened, hopeful view of Life As We Know It from the perspective of a weirdly relatable alien intelligence. Fantastic." -- Patton Oswalt "This book is funny and sad, simple and complex, badly spelled and beautifully written. Jonmy Sun gets more out of a panel than most do out of a page, revealing obvious yet hidden truths as only someone one step out of step could." -- Joss Whedon Impressively sincere, at times insightful, and humorous.... Sun's fans will welcome his first book with wild enthusiasm... -- Library Journal

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