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Cosmic

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Cosmic

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Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds.

This is primarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again--only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of MILLIONS and FRAMED, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.

Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds.

This is primarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again--only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of MILLIONS and FRAMED, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.

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  • FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE is the author of two other books for children: FRAMED and MILLIONS, which was made into a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. Frank lives in England with his family.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Liam's just a kid, but he looks so mature that he's continually mistaken for an adult. When he poses as a dad to compete for a chance to go to outer space, he's suddenly flooded with insights on the benefits and drawbacks of being a grown-up. Narrator Kirby Heyborne enlivens the abundant humor in Boyce's work while offering many poignant moments as Liam gains insight into what it means to be a dad. Heyborne enhances this story with his expressive English voice and his knack for distinguishing abundant characters. His light touches deftly individualize characters without their becoming cartoonish. This production is funny, engaging, and touching. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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