ET the Extra-Terrestrial Level 2 - Penguin Readers Simplified Text Author:William Kotzwinkle An alien is left behind on Earth. He is found by a 10-year-old-boy, Elliot, and a special friendship begins. But E.T. wants to go home and if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend... The Steven Spielberg movie celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2002.