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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Lily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space
  • Jonathan Ashley
  • 04 May 2017
  • 9781534413641

10 thoughts on “Lily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space

  1. says:

    I was excited about this book after seeing the cover and getting into the first chapter Although it was interesting enough to keep me reading to the end, two stars is all I can give it due to a couple of issues The first one being the story was very didactic in regard to the female gender I m all for stories about strong girls and women but this was over the top in it s preachiness and stereotyping The other th...


  2. says:

    Lily and Kosmo in Outer Outer Space is a mostly enjoyable middle grade science fiction novel I wish I had enjoyed it than I had It has a lot of elements to like such as the sci fi obsessed female lead and fantastic illustrations.I found the choice of time the book is set in to be interesting Set in 1949, typical things that kids these days would recognize such as televisions and cell phones aren t even mentioned The idea of listening to a program via the radio instead of seeing it Probably a bit shocking It adds an additional level of the surreal to the book.Going back to the illustrations They really are great I m not sure if they ll be colored in the final book, but I hope not The style suits the story to a T My favorite one included some vaguely Dalek shaped bad guys coming out of a spaceship.For some reason Lily and Kosmo in Outer Ou...


  3. says:

    Hard to believe this book was published in 2018 The main character cuts off her hair so she can be like her astronaut hero, but then her father blusters and fumes about girls knowing their place, and throws away all her astronaut toys Then she rockets off to outer space where she meets up with a band of boy spacestronauts with a No Girls Allowed space club Their other big rule No Blubbering I kid you not Sigh I m not saying that misogyny is over, but it feels like the author is sort of missing some nuance here And like he s missing the real, lived impact of negotiating a sexist and misogynistic world The villains in the real world aren t all mustache twirling baddies, and the sexism girls encounter is often of a subtler nature But it most definitely still exists The depiction in this book felt pretty dismissive Like this white, male author was trying veeeeery hard to stay current in the MeToo era Like he believes that somehow misogyny has gone the way of old fashioned radio operas and Doo Wop music and the other 1940 s era cultural artifacts that populate this story Also, I don t love that the book tries to earn brownie points for diversity by featuring a female protagonist and picture of racially diverse cast on the cover especially when the ...


  4. says:

    I m sure you ve wondered what if J M Barrie hadn t written Peter Pan in 1904 s London, but instead wrote a similar tale of Lost Boys, fantasy, adventure, and villains in 1940s America, and was highly influenced by the funny papers, the Cold War, science fiction, and Buffalo Bill And it was hilarious I think that s what this is Lily is fascinated by the weekly radio broadcast of Trip Darrow s space adventures, and longs to be an astronaut herself Unfortunately for her, her obtuse parents don t share her progressive view of women s rights in space After she hacks off her long hair to look like Trip, they ground her and throw away all her space toys But her practical astronautic do doesn t go to waste Spacetronaut Kosmo Kidd crashlands in her kitchen, whisking Lily and baby brother Alfie , into not just outer space, but Outer Outer Space the Wild West of the universe where kids roam free, wrangle comets, and ruffle the feathery mustache of the Mean Man of Morgo, who seek...


  5. says:

    I cannot wait to get this book in the hands of my second and third graders They will love how brave and adventurous Lily is and they will be tickled by the silliness of scenes They always want a great adventure and this one will bring them fun and excitement with a bit about the 1940s


  6. says:

    E ARC from EdelweissA little too goofy My space adventure readers tend to want things a bit serious, like Walden s Earthfall Trilogy I really liked the 1949 setting, though.


  7. says:

    Little Rascals meets Doctor Who But set in 1949.No, like WTF, was this my reaction to the ending No payoff whatsoever.


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Lily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space Explore Outer Outer Space Where Dastardly Villains Await In This Hilarious And Inventive Illustrated Middle Grade Novel.Brooklyn, Earth 1949.Lily Lupino Is Going To Be An Astronaut When She Grows Up For Now, She Ll Have To Settle For Listening To Science Fiction Programs On The Radio But When Certified Spacetronaut Kosmo Kidd Crash Lands His Wind Up Rocket Ship In Lily S Kitchen, It S A Chance Lily Can T Pass Up Mistaking Lily For A Boy, Kosmo Agrees To Take Her Back To His Floating Treehouse In The Stars, But It Doesn T Take Long For The Other Spacetronauts To Figure Out That Lily Is A Girl Kosmo Has Accidentally Broken Spacetronaut Rule 1 NO WIMMEN ALOWD Banished To The Far Reaches Of Outer Outer Space, Lily And Kosmo Explore Exotic Alien Worlds, Meet A Menagerie Of Colorful Creatures, And Tangle With The Vilest Villain In Space, The Mean Man Of Morgo But Lily S Greatest Challenge Is Proving To Her New Spacetronaut Peers That A Girl From Brooklyn Can Hold Her Own Among The Galaxy S Unruliest Rascals.


About the Author: Jonathan Ashley

Jonathan Ashley is an author, playwright, concept artist, and filmmaker from Arizona He studied fine art at Boston s Museum School and filmmaking at NYU His illustrations and designs have been featured in films, commercials, comic books, and puppet shows He lives with his wife and daughter in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, on the Brooklyn side.