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Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Dec 07, 2011

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1.Science Fiction

2.Cosmic is the story of one boy’s journey to the moon and back. Posing as his dad, Liam Digby wins a phone contest to an amusement park in China. He takes is good friend, Florida to be his daughter and together they discover that parenting and space travel isn’t as easy as one would expect.

3.A. Point of View B. Cosmic is told from a first person point of view. Liam Digby recounts his adventures as a twelve year old boy who is often mistaken for an adult. C. The story is told in Liam’s point of view through a phone diary that he records for his parents just in case he is never heard or seen of again. Ironically, as he tries to act like the dad for the group of space travelers, Liam learns more and more about his dad’s own point of view and how his dad’s unconditional love for him is a priceless gift that should not ever be taken for granted. It is his comfort and his strength as he tries to model this attitude to his adopted daughter and sons in space.

4.This work of fiction presents some important factual information about space travel and the Apollo 13 lunar mission. It could be used as a fun read aloud during the study of space exploration or the moon. After reading the book, students might also be encouraged to come up with some ideas for their own amusement park rides at Infinity Park.

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