Almanac of Alien Encounters

Eric Elfman

Do your kids know what a UFO is? Have they ever seen one? Have you ever briefed them on the subject of your investigations?

Let best-selling children’s book author Eric Elfman do it for you. Elfman’s new book, ALMANAC OF ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, just published by Random House, outlines the fascinating history of UFOs in a chronological overview that kids will find gripping.

The Almanac of Alien Encounters is an in-depth, thought-provoking look at classic unsolved sightings and close encounters with extraterrestrials, along with other related phenomena such as ancient astronauts, crop circles, the Face on Mars, cattle mutilations, and much more. The book also details the U.S. government’s official response to UFO reports, as well as a look at science’s more cautious approach to alien encounters: SETI, the on-going Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

"I have never seen a book on the young adult level which provides so much information to the young reader in such a simple, yet adult-like, manner. The book gives an excellent overview of the early flying saucer sightings, from prehistory right up to the present. Having a section on what to do if you see a UFO is encouraging to us UFO investigators."
-- Raymond W. Cecot, Organizational Director, IRAAP

Whether your kids are dedicated skeptics or True Believers--and from his visits to schools, Eric has found that kids span the spectrum--they’ll find something in the Almanac to make them think, make them laugh, send a shiver down their spine, and spark their curiosity about the universe around them. And most important of all, this book is sure to get even the most reluctant readers reading!

The Almanac of Alien Encounters is available at all major bookstores, as well as from It has been published both in paperback and in a more-durable hardcover "library binding".

Eric Elfman is the author of eight books for children and young adults, including three X-Files novelizations and the award winning “Almanac of the Gross, Disgusting & Totally Repulsive.” He has written for television and film, and currently has several TV projects in the works. His website,, describes his books in more detail, and also contains lots of gross facts, scary stories, and other fun and educational material for kids.

Eric is available for interviews, conferences, on-line chats, and can provide kid-friendly articles for your newsletters and websites. Please feel free to contact him if you have any questions or comments at

Almanac of Alien Encounters Factsheet:
Author: Eric Elfman
Illustrator: Jeff Westover
Publisher: Random House
Year of Publication: 2001
168 Pages
ISBN: 0-679-97288-4 (paperback); 0-679-97288-9 (library binding)
Price: $4.99 (paperback); $11.99 (library binding)


Eric Elfman
P.O. Box 308
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

Jeff Westover