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I am looking for the author / title of a short illustrated story about a robot (humanoid form) that crash-landed on planet earth and a boy finds the wreck. He climbs into it and goes up to the head and meets with the alien kid. Shortly after, the "mother" robot finds and rescues the stranded robot and the story ends.

The robot's control station is the "head".

I remember the cover having a yellow border and depicting in a grey tones a forest. In the centre of the cover there is a golden humanoid robot wreck, mainly the "face" is shown.

The book should be of the mid-80s and no more that 25-75 pages with a couple of illustrations and in english language.

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    I think this guy was looking for the same book, but it was never IDed, so.... – Trish Ling Mar 18 '15 at 23:41
  • Darn, found a very good description from someone who was looking for this in the past, but still no id.... – Trish Ling Mar 19 '15 at 0:03
  • Trish Ling: librarything.com/topic/158602 Definitely the same book... – talassio Mar 19 '15 at 21:42
  • I'm trying to find out the same book, and I keep getting referred to either The Iron Giant or The Man Who Fell to Earth - both not it. – user71278 Sep 9 '16 at 1:28
  • @talassio If that librarything.com topic is the same book, why not edit your question and quote (with a link) to the contents of that post in your question so as to give more details. – Dijkgraaf Sep 9 '16 at 3:02
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The Fallen Spaceman cover

The book is The Fallen Spaceman by Lee Harding.

  • Welcome to SFF:SE. Can you explain how this book matches what the OP is asking? – Politank-Z Jul 21 '17 at 1:37
  • I found the book because my mother kept EVERYthing we had as a kid. The answer is the fallen spaceman! – MadaSteele Jul 21 '17 at 3:17
  • OK, but can you point to any details from the book which match up with the question? That is the sort of answer we look for here. – Politank-Z Jul 21 '17 at 3:19
  • The writer is Lee Harding – MadaSteele Jul 21 '17 at 3:28

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