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Cottrell Boyce, Frank.
New York : Walden Pond Press, 2010
IL 5-8, RL 5.1
ISBN 0061836834
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Have you ever wished you could be someone other than who you are? Someone more confident, someone more athletic, or maybe even—someone older? Well, Liam Digby has the “older” thing in spades---he’s only 12 years old, but is already over 6 feet tall! (back when he was 7, and really starting to grow, his dad told his mom—“this isn’t a growth spurt—it’s a mutation!”) And it’s not just his height—Liam’s already shaving, and actually does get mistaken for a grownup.  Which can be pretty cool when a car salesman gives you the keys to that sick red sportscar, and tells you to take it for a test drive.  But what happens when you’ve earned yourself a spot on a trip to outer space by winning a “World’s Greatest Dad” contest, and you’re now the only “grownup” on a rocketship that’s 200,000 miles from Earth, and seriously off-course? Read “Cosmic” for a lot of laughs, and for some serious thinking about the stars, the earth, and the people that we live with---especially our dads.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Size -- Fiction.
                        Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction.
                        Outer space -- Exploration -- Fiction.
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