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The David Bowie song “Space Oddity” probably shouldn't have been made into a children's book: The haunting track about an astronaut. Artist Andrew Kolb created this wonderfully illustrated children's book based on David Bowie's ode to the space-bound Major Tom. Grab the entire book in. David Bowie-Inspired Children's Book Have you ever listened to a song and your mind's eye is immediately filled with visuals? David Bowie's classic space epic.

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Space Oddity Book

An illustrated version of the David Bowie song Space Oddity, featuring Major Tom "sitting in a tin can far above the world", has become a. Among the many reasons to lament the passing of David Bowie (the loss of an iconic musical chameleon who was as awesome at this as he. Illustrated by Andrew Kolb SPACE. ODDITY. NOTICE OF Except that you have this book and this page is still relegated to my ramblings.

Share via Email 'Merely a concept' Canadian illustrator Andrew Kolb conceived of the book as a free PDF to showcase his talents to publishers, featuring colourful, retro illustrations of the astronaut as he rockets away from earth and floats "in a most peculiar way" through space. The ending — "Ground Control to Major Tom, your circuit's dead, there's something wrong" — means it is "maybe not necessarily the warmest, cuddliest children's book," Kolb has admitted, but he posted it for free on his website in August, rapidly receiving more than 90, views, along with demands from fans asking to download physical copies. Its popularity follows another recent children's book internet sensation, the tongue-in-cheek bedtime story Go the Fuck to Sleep, which hit the top of site. Unfortunately for Kolb, as well as requests to download the book, he also received an email from the music group holding the rights to Space Oddity, and has now been forced to take down the PDF and to remove references to the Bowie song from his pictures. Although the Bowie version of the book can still be viewed elsewhere online, on Kolb's own website it is described merely as a "picture book set in space", with the proviso that "this is merely a concept and no physical form of this book will be made until all involved approve of the collaboration". The email, "in a formal and very legalese manner, saying this isn't cool beans

View all 8 comments. Aug 17, Maria Mhemnoch rated it liked it. Jan 14, Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury rated it really liked it Shelves: View 2 comments. Jan 11, Adriana Scarpin rated it liked it Shelves: Em honra de David Bowie.

Aug 18, Octavi rated it it was amazing. Una absoluta delicia.

View all 4 comments. Oct 11, Farhana rated it liked it Shelves: View 1 comment. Jan 13, Manab marked it as to-read. Jun 10, Antonis Moras rated it it was amazing.

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ as a Downloadable Picture Book

Aug 18, Peacegal rated it really liked it. In this wonderfully inspired picture book, the author illustrates what he imagines while listening to David Bowie's classic song. Jan 24, Kaitlin Smith rated it really liked it. Too sad for a picture book!

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Recreated As Children’s Book [Read + Listen]

Still, well done. Excellent illustrations. Oct 19, Isa Lavinia rated it really liked it Shelves: If you're familiar with Space Oddity and if you're not, drop everything and go listen to it you realise it's not really suited for a children's book. I mean, spoilers I guess, but Major Tom does not have a very happy ending, does he?

But the book is amazing for all of us ill-functioning adults and for all Bowie fans, so basically for everyone ever, really. And I wasn't kidding when I said I love Kolb's illustrations! So, if you haven't yet, go read it!!

David Bowie's official site Andrew Kolb's official site which is absolutely full of awesome stuff!

Read Space Oddity Here! View all 5 comments. Sep 14, surfmadpig rated it it was ok Shelves: Andrew Kolb is a talented illustrator. This book was meant to showcase his skills to publishers.

So, yeah, as a means of self-promotion: Sep 08, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: Sounds like a cool idea - Heard about it from this article.

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Becomes a Children’s Book

There's also a bit more detail in a post by the author here. Aug 17, Elise rated it it was amazing. Short but so intense.. Hollowkid rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Winterlover rated it really liked it Feb 27, Diomellee rated it really liked it May 15, Mirkou Irene rated it really liked it Aug 02, Tea Nicolae rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Abdullah AlMobarak rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Nat rated it really liked it May 08, Lenoore rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Juan rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Patricia rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Jason R.

Sarah rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Jennie rated it really liked it Dec 23, Stargazer rated it liked it May 20, Larry Mitchell rated it liked it Mar 23, And then maybe bring them to see his music performed live as part of the forthcoming SpongeBob musical.

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