See You in the Cosmos

ISBN9780399186370
PublisherDial Books
Published2017/02/28
Pages320
AuthorJack Cheng
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.6 in.
Width5.8 in.
Depth1.1 in.

See You in the Cosmos

Jack Cheng

HARDCOVER

2017/02/28

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.
 
Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.

See You in the Cosmos

Jack Cheng

₱414.00

Information

ISBN9780399186370
PublisherDial Books
Published2017/02/28
Pages320
AuthorJack Cheng
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.6 in.
Width5.8 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.
 
Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.

Editorial Reviews

“I love this book—the characters, the story, but most of all, the voice that writer Jack Cheng has created. See You in the Cosmos is the best I've read in a long, long, long time. It’s a story that changes the way you see the world.”

– Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s

"Works beautifully thanks to the charm, directness and subtle emotion of Alex's voice. . . Cheng has created an endearing and believable character, a sweet spirit . . . Alex's voice stayed with me."

– The New York Times Book Review

"Stellar."

– Entertainment Weekly