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Space Oddity by Christopher Edge

Space Oddity

Christopher Edge

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Chicken House Ltd
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication date: 7 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781912626861

You might think this story is an intergalactic adventure filled with laser blasters, black holes, killer robots and some very weird-looking aliens. And you'd be right. But it's mostly about a boy called Jake, his dad, and an awkward truth that starts in a supermarket ...

  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
8 Jan 2021

"the go-to writer for those that like their science lessons spiced with a good pinch of strong Mancunian humour and lashings of emotional intelligence"

For this is not just a story about aliens and outer space — even if it does have a corking explanation of gravity squeezed in — it’s about the importance of family and tolerating nonconformity within your own. A lesson we all need to drink in right now (just not, please God, in this first new week of home schooling, on Google Classroom). It’s a precept, in a bright, brainy book, that I’m sure the Starman himself (now, we can only presume, existing in the Cosmic Zone of Inclusion) would applaud.