New Release: Cosmic

41C8BmZoW8L._SL160_By Frank Cottrell Boyce
Walden Pond Press | 320pgs
Release Date: January 19, 2010

Twelve-year-old Liam is prematurely forced into the role of a grown up in Cosmic, bestselling author Frank Cottrell Boyce’s third children’s book. His huge summer growth spurt and facial hair make him look more like a dad than a kid, and Liam, along with friend Florida, take advantage of this fact when they enter a contest as father and daughter. The pair win a trip on the first rocket ship to carry civilian passengers into space, with Liam serving as the “adult chaperon” to four other children. When the spaceship soars out of control 239,000 miles away from earth, it is up to Liam, with his new found maturity and finely honed World of Warcraft skills to save the day. This humorous, science fiction adventure, is also a touching story that examines the true meaning of maturity and the responsibility of fatherhood.

Boyce’s previous two titles, Millions (2004) and Framed (2006) proved very popular with a wide audience of adults and children. Millions, a New York Times bestseller and Carnegie Medal winner, was also made into movie in 2005, directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle. Critics’ and reader reviews have been extremely positive for Liam’s intergalactic outing. Publishers Weekly judges Cosmic “A can’t-miss offering from an author whose latest novel may be his best yet.”

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