Bowie’s “Space Oddity” as a Children’s Book

Illustrator Andrew Kolb created images for a children’s picture book based on David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity.” According to an article in Wired, there was a free download of the book available on his website, but there must have been some sort of copyright issue because the current book images on his site have the “Space Oddity” title and lyrics blurred out. You can see what the book looked like before the blurring here.

I’m not sure how a kid might handle the ending of this book–he or she would probably have a lot of questions about what happened to Major Tom. That aside, Andrew Kolb’s illustrations make this story look as cool as Bowie’s song sounds.

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