See You in the Cosmos

See You in the Cosmos

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"Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dial Books for Young Readers,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399186370
0399186379
Branch Call Number: J FICTION Cheng Jack 02/2017
Characteristics: 314 pages ;,22 cm

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JCLChrisK Feb 13, 2018

Quirky narrator Alex is intelligent, knowledgeable, obsessive, enthusiastic, and self-sufficient. He's also naive, socially awkward, unguarded, and unworldly. Thankfully, he's incredibly endearing--to both other characters in the book and to readers.

Alex's main obsession is astronomy, and his... Read More »

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JCLKariE Feb 06, 2018

Eleven-year-old Alex is recording sounds from life on Earth onto his golden iPod which he’s launching into space aboard his rocket, the Voyager 3, at the Southwest High-Altitude Rocket Festival in New Mexico. These recordings make up the story which adds an interesting storytelling technique to t... Read More »

Alex has always asked the hard questions. Who's out there? As he decides to find out, you find there are always people who care.

Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space.

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JCLChrisK Feb 13, 2018

Quirky narrator Alex is intelligent, knowledgeable, obsessive, enthusiastic, and self-sufficient. He's also naive, socially awkward, unguarded, and unworldly. Thankfully, he's incredibly endearing--to both other characters in the book and to readers.

Alex's main obsession is astronomy, and his goal is to launch an updated version of the Golden Record NASA sent into space in the 70s to introduce extraterrestrial life to planet earth and humanity. This book is composed of his recordings on his Golden iPod. He chronicles his journey to a gathering of rocket hobbyists for an attempted ascent. Many strangers help him along the way, including two who agree to take him from the festival to Las Vegas on a quest to search for his missing father. His travel takes many unexpected turns to many unexpected destinations, constantly aided by those he meets along the way. By the end of his odyssey, Alex has learned more than he ever expected about himself, his family, and his ever-growing group of friends.

Alex's optimistic spirit is infectious and makes him a wonderful storyteller of this unusual and enjoyable tale.

JCLKariE Feb 06, 2018

Eleven-year-old Alex is recording sounds from life on Earth onto his golden iPod which he’s launching into space aboard his rocket, the Voyager 3, at the Southwest High-Altitude Rocket Festival in New Mexico. These recordings make up the story which adds an interesting storytelling technique to the story.
Alex makes food for his mom, packs his things, prints his Amtrack tickets and sets off for SHARF. Alex's mom has a lot of quiet days and takes long walks so she won't mind that he's gone for a few days. The train ride is the start of a great trip with his dog, Carl Sagen, named after his personal hero and creator of the golden records. During his trip he makes new friends and learns about his family.
Alex is hilarious, obsessed with space, and loves astronomy jokes. The explanations of common sayings and human emotions make this novel outstanding. I loved this story. Fans of Wonder will enjoy See You in the Cosmos.

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