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by Cottrell Boyce, Frank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, 2010, c2008Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 313 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780061836831; 0061836834; 9780061836862 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: BRA $17.89 5/17/2010 (preceded the BWI record)Subject(s): Stature, Tall -- Juvenile fiction | Interplanetary voyages -- Juvenile fiction | Size -- Fiction | Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Twelve-year-old Liam, who looks like he is thirty and is tired of being treated like he is older than he actually is, decides he is going to pose as the adult chaperone on the first spaceship to take civilians into space, but when he ends up in outer space with a group of kids and no adult supervision, he must think fast to make things right.
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<p>Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This isprimarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. 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. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. 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. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again--only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.</p> <p>Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Framed, brings us a funny and touching story of the many ways in which grown-upness is truly wasted on grown-ups.</p>

Originally published: London : Macmillan Children's, 2008.

Wilson's Children, October 2010

Wilson's Junior High School, October 2010

School Library Journal starred, February 2010

Booklist starred, November 2009

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starre, February 2010

Pub Weekly, December 2009

Kirkus Starred, December 2009

New York Times, January 2010

Horn Book, October 2010

Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), April 2010

Twelve-year-old Liam, who looks like he is thirty and is tired of being treated like he is older than he actually is, decides he is going to pose as the adult chaperone on the first spaceship to take civilians into space, but when he ends up in outer space with a group of kids and no adult supervision, he must think fast to make things right.

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BRA $17.89 5/17/2010 (preceded the BWI record)

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Horn Book Review

The popular author of Millions and Framed (rev. 11/06) returns for yet another zany adventure. Twelve-year-old Liam, tall for his age, is often mistaken for an adult, a fact that he uses to his advantage when he finds that he's won a vacation package to what he thinks is an amusement park. He brings his friend, Florida, as his "daughter." Once Liam and Florida, along with the other prize-winning children and their fathers, get off the plane, they find themselves in China, and the amusement park turns out to be a training ground for a rocket launch. The children -- and one dad -- are to go aboard the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit since Apollo 17. Liam ultimately wins the right to be the accompanying parent, but things go wrong in space, and only some quick thinking by the kids averts a disaster. The book opens with Liam in space (leaving an extended message for his parents on a cell phone) and then flashes back to the beginning of the story. The flashback immediately grabs the reader's attention, and the likable characters, the gentle sense of humor, and the far-fetched adventure will keep it. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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