By: Jack Cheng
Location: Fic CHE
Genre: Fiction- Middel Grade- Lovely story. Wonder ..like
A funny, luminous,
utterly moving novel about a space-obsessed boy, his dog Carl Sagan, and
a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe.
'I havent read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder"- Jennifer Niven
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.
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.