An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home.
All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like.
But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave?
Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . .
About the Author
Jack Cheng was born in Shanghai and grew up in Michigan. After spending nearly a decade in New York, working in advertising and tech, he now lives in Detroit. See you in the Cosmos is his first novel for young readers.
[A] poignant, memorable debut -- Guardian
The narration is a delight, swerving from space jokes and naivety to childlike wisdom -- Financial Times
I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder ... The very best books are rare and powerful magic, as if they were conjured by the stars. See You in the Cosmos is one of these. Hero Alex Petroski is eleven years old, in search of himself and the universe. His extraordinary journey is relatable and timeless, and I wanted to stay forever in this funny, wise, beautiful world. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
I am a sucker for road trip novels and this is one of the best and sweetest I've read in ages. Alex is an unforgettably lovely narrator, and his story is out of this world. -- Robin Stevens, author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series
Falling in love with a new book: the very beautiful See You in the Cosmos ... this is something special -- Emily Drabble, BookTrust
For Ages: 9 - 16 years old
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 2nd March 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1