Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Cosmic was Dr. Peggy Sharp's top ten books to read for 2010. Dr. Peggy Sharp conducts yearly workshops on What's new in children's literature?

Cosmic is about a twelve year old boy who looks like he's thirty years old because of his height and facial hair. Twelve year old Liam takes full advantage of his mistaken age. Sometimes it fun when on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher. Or when he convices a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. Luckily for Liam he has great parents that watch over very carefully. Except when Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. It is all fun and games, until the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home. Liam learns being mistaken for an adult is not good.

I enjoyed reading this book. There is a lot of factual information about space, flight, astronaunts, math, etc. For those who enjoy science and adventure, this would be a good choice.

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