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I, Cosmo

I, Cosmo

Author Carlie Sorosiak
Age

8-12

Pages

272

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The story of one dog’s attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon.

Cosmo’s family is falling apart.
And it’s up to Cosmo to keep them together.
He knows exactly what to do.
There’s only one problem.

Cosmo is a Golden Retriever.

Wise, funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte’s Web meets Little Miss Sunshine – a moving, beautiful story, with a wonderfully unique hero, from an incredible new voice in middle grade fiction – perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Kate DiCamillo.

“This gem has all the warmth and joy of Homeward Bound, and is making me want to get a golden retriever immediately.”
– Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island

Cosmo’s narration combines wit, heart, stubbornness, and a grouchy dignity, all ably tugging at funny bones and heartstrings alike.”
– Kirkus (starred review)

“I adored this, a genuine feel-good delight with the most lovable animal narrator I’ve read in ages.”
– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Like any good dog, Cosmo is so funny, friendly, and loyal that he quickly became a dear friend, so much so that when I finished reading the book, I missed hearing his voice and picturing his shaggy face. Come back, Cosmo!”
– Jim Gorant, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs

What the Critics Said

“This gem has all the warmth and joy of Homeward Bound, and is making me want to get a golden retriever immediately.”
– Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island

“Like any good dog, Cosmo is so funny, friendly, and loyal that he quickly became a dear friend, so much so that when I finished reading the book, I missed hearing his voice and picturing his shaggy face. Come back, Cosmo!”
– Jim Gorant, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs

“I was laughing from the first page… and by the end was in tears because Cosmo and his family had captured my heart.”

– Katherine Webber, author of Sam Wu Is Not Afraid

“This is a (very lightly) philosophical book about loyalty, love and living in the moment.”

– i Weekend

“By turns moving and hilarious… I adored this, a genuine feel-good delight with the most lovable animal narrator I’ve read in ages.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Cosmo’s narration combines wit, heart, stubbornness, and a grouchy dignity, all ably tugging at funny bones and heartstrings alike.”
– Kirkus (starred review)

“This charming, original story brings together the fun of canine freestyle dance and the heartbreak of divorce into a single, moving story about families, and what happens when no amount of effort and love is enough to keep them together.”

– Booktrust

“An original, moving story which will stay with me for a long time.”

– Jo Clarke, BookLoverJo (blog)

“Every dog will have its day but for Cosmo, this extraordinary dog will absolutely have your heart fur-ever.”

– Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher (blog)

“I, Cosmo is a joyful exploration of the inner world of dogs, a celebration of the relationship between a little boy and his best friend, and a kindly story about how families can confront and manage difficulties and move forward despite them. I loved it.”

– The Book Bag

“‘I, Cosmo’ is a story with heart – a love story between a dog and his boy, with human problems observed from a canine perspective and is definitely not just for dog-lovers.”

– Jo Cummins, Library Girl and Book Boy (blog)

“This is a fantastic and poignant story from the perspective of a much-loved pet… I, Cosmo is a wagging-tail star in the making!”

– Vincent Ripley, Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books (blog)

“This book will win your heart and have you up reading past your bedtime as you fall in love with Cosmo and root for him to succeed. If you want to convince someone to get a dog, this might just be the book to do it.”

– Alison Leach, Books For Topics (blog)

“A complete breath of fresh air to children’s literature… With an undeniable genuineness and phenomenal attention to detail this really feels like a book we have all been in need of and only now realise it.”

– Book Bound (blog)

“A gorgeous book, heartfelt and hopeful yet heartbreaking at times too.”

Lily and the Fae (blog)

“So delightfully distinct and packed full of fierce, endless, eternal love.”

– Did You Ever Stop to Think (blog)

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Italian, US English, French, Icelandic, Georgian, Polish

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