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Cosmic

Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' Award.

Comic and cosmic, this is a roller coaster adventure that takes Liam Digby up into space with a handful of other children and their parents. It’s an hilarious journey of discovery as Liam hurtles around the world finding out exactly what makes children and adults different.

Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2008 and the Carnegie.

The Lovereading Comment:

This is the eagerly awaited third novel from an author who has already won and been shortlisted for numerous prestigious awards including the Carnegie with his debut novel Millions and his second novel Framed. This latest triumph is both bittersweet and hilariously down-to-earth. It’s a heart-warming exploration of a father-son relationship in a world where everyone wants to grow up fast, and then stay young forever. A wonderful story about life’s ups and downs.

 

What the Carnegie Award judges said:

'Frank Cottrell Boyce has a wonderful ear for dialogue and is a master of comic pathos. The off-the-wall humour and comic language he employs here makes this a very funny book. He manages to make a bizarre premise seem quite plausible, the characters develop well and the result is an astute and profound book about childhood and the father-son relationship.'

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Cosmic Synopsis

Liam is too big for his boots, for his football strip, and for his school blazer. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job?

Cosmic Press Reviews

What the Carnegie Award judges said:

'Frank Cottrell Boyce has a wonderful ear for dialogue and is a master of comic pathos. The off-the-wall humour and comic language he employs here makes this a very funny book. He manages to make a bizarre premise seem quite plausible, the characters develop well and the result is an astute and profound book about childhood and the father-son relationship.'

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ISBN: 9781529008777
Publication date: 21/02/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447265566
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
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ISBN: 9780330440868
Publication date: 03/07/2009
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405054645
Publication date: 06/06/2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330440868
Publication date: 3rd July 2009
Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Frank Cottrell-Boyce

A World Book Day Author 2019 Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004. Millions was was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds. Frank is also a successful writer of film scripts and was the ...

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