The beloved, classic Christmas movie is now an illustrated storybook for readers of all ages!
With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation is the perfect nostalgic gift alongside family holiday classics like The Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would disappear. He never thought his wish would come true! Can he keep a couple of crooks from entering his house? And will his family return in time for Christmas? Complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby traps, and a heartwarming happy ending, this picture book is perfect for movie fans, parents, and any kid who’s ever dreamed of being home alone.
About the Author
John Hughes wrote the story and screenplay of Home Alone. He also wrote and directed many popular films for teenagers and adults, including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (You’re going to love them when you get a little older.)
Chris Columbus directed the movie Home Alone. He has also directed many other celebrated family films, including Mrs. Doubtfire and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone (Quirk Books, 2015), The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Quirk Books, 2017), Back to the Future (Quirk Books, 2018), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Quirk Books, 2018), and The Karate Kid (Quirk Books, 2019). She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is the best git it know
Who does not love the original Home Alone? I think our family has parts of this movie memorized and when our kids were growing up we watched this religiously. I’m not sure what part I like the best, would it be the relationship with the neighbor, or the part when Kevin sets the traps, or when Kevin goes shopping by himself or when he’s reunited with his family? There are many great moments in this movie. When I saw this book, I immediately knew I had to see it for myself. With only pages, I had to wonder what parts of the movie they had left out. I was worried that they would not do the movie the justice it deserved. Well readers, if you liked the movie you will like this children’s book. It does not have the depth that the movie has but it does hold the sentimental value and the excitement that you felt as you watched the movie. It touched on all the great parts of the movie that I held deep and loved and it brought it to a storybook that I could look at and enjoy. There is not the depth of the burglars (Harry and Marv) but as I read along I remembered the movie and I heard the songs as if the movie was playing somewhere in another room. I really loved the illustrations and the font and text – they did an excellent job with this children’s book. The after-shave lotion on Kevin’s face and the Old Man Marley, his dark and mystery look, so perfect for the story. If you love the original Home Alone, I suggest you check out this book, it’s definitely worth it.