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I loved the storytelling and the humour, but most of all I loved the space scenes and the description of that experience of seeing the world from far far above. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone.
Cosmic | BookTrust
It certainly did prove how bad an idea it was of Dr Drax's to send just children into space - they messed up their task because they were fighting over who got to press the green button. The ceremony was met with worldwide acclaim and even included a section inspired by children's books. It was a breath of fresh air, lightening my week, and some of the irreverence transferred to my own life - there's nothing better than the ability to laugh at the absurdities of our own lives.
Maybe everyone’s got their own special gravity that lets you go far away, really far away sometimes, but which always bring you back in the end.
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce | Goodreads
Sometimes it’s not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive.
He has spoken against the "three-act structure" and the "hero's journey" formulas, which are often regarded as axiomatic truths in the business  [ clarification needed]. Now, granted, Moonshot is a picture book and Cosmic is a wordy bit of fluffy genius, but the two share one significant thing in common.