A Famous Ridley Scott Horror Movie Is Being Turned Into A Children’s Book

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Written By Sedoso Feb

To be fair, “Alien” is far from the first Hollywood property to get the Little Golden Book treatment. As my son moved from his dinosaur and diggers era fully into his IP age, I spent many a bedtime reading him the origin of Spider-Man, Miles, and Ghost Spider from the pages of a Little Golden. He’s also fully versed in the events of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” thanks to Penguin’s little storybooks. We might not have picked up that BeyoncĂ© Little Golden but don’t think I didn’t see it on the Barnes & Noble stands, like some grim portent of an age where books become nothing but vessels through which to funnel our childrens’ minds towards mass cultural products.

“A is for Alien” is far from the first time Hollywood has tried to hook the kids into properties originally aimed at older audiences, then. But it does seem like an odd choice seeing as Ridley Scott’s space horror really doesn’t seem to lend itself in any way to teaching children their ABCs. The official website for the book contains this description:

“In space no one can hear you giggle as you read this Little Golden Book featuring the characters from the classic movie Alien! Follow Ripley and the rest of the Nostromo crew on a space adventure that introduces the alphabet from A to Z. With fun illustrations, this light-hearted reimagining of the iconic movie Alien will delight fans young and old, as well as Little Golden Book collectors throughout the universe.”

Jolly good, then.

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