See You in the Cosmos

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Product Number: Z100117753
Released: Feb 28, 2017
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ISBN: #9781524750039
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A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons. 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. For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 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. Read by Kivlighan de Montebello and a full cast, including Brittany Pressley (as Terra), Graham Halstead (as Steve), Michael Crouch (as Ronnie), and Jason Culp (as Zed). Additional narration provided by Therese Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin, and Courtney Shaw. 2018 Audie Award Winner: Middle Grade Audible Best Kids Audiobook of 2017 - Finalist 2017 Booklist Editors' Choice: Audios for Youth 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Recording 2018 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults "The premise of the book-a story told through audio recordings-is a natural fit for an audiobook, and the narrators hit it out of the park."-Booklist, starred review "Kivlighan de Montebello's engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski...an altogether captivating listening experience."-AudioFile Earphones Award

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Author(s): Jack Cheng
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2017

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Author(s): Jack Cheng
Product Number DD28869
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9781524750008
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Author(s): Jack Cheng
Product Number EB00672437
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dial Books
ISBN: #9780399186394

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"Kivlighan de Montebello's engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski. Alex is obsessed with space travel and recording Earth sounds on his iPod, modeling his hero, astronomer Carl Sagan's golden records on the Voyager spacecraft. Alex's recordings become the account of his rather bizarre solo trip from Rockview, Colorado, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to launch his rocket at SHARF (Southwest High Altitude Rocket Festival). From this point, Alex's story spirals into an oddly endearing travel tale of friendship and family. The episodic action--which includes narrators Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, and others as supporting characters--makes it easy to suspend disbelief and renders this an altogether captivating listening experience. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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