When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters thirty-five years ago, the film enchanted millions of kids and surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the blockbuster movie is an illustrated storybook, with colorful retro-style illustrations courtesy of Kim Smith. It’s a story you can’t help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a lonely boy in need of a friend . . . and together they find a way to send E.T. back home. Along the way, they learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of the imagination. It’s the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and millions of E.T. fans everywhere!
Kim Smith illustrated this storybook adaptation of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She’s also the artist behind Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk, 2015) and The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (Quirk, 2017). She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Kim lives in Calgary, Canada.