Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Ages 9-12

2009 Nominee

The CILIP Carnegie Medal

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21 February 2019
384 pages

It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.

Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. 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? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.

This edition of Cosmic includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce and features fantastic cover artwork from Steven Lenton.

Funny, engaging and in the end rather moving.

Charlie Higson, Guardian

A writer of comic genius - he has something of Roald Dahl's magic, but more heart.

Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

An exciting, funny story that you don't want to put down.

Jemima Simm, aged 11, First News