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    Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:26:13

    Lyrics From David Bowie's "Space Oddity" Turned Into Children's Book - We love mixing mediums

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    • David Bowie - BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 19: A general view of the exhibition 'David Bowie' at Martin Gropius Bau on May 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition opens to the public on May 20 and runs until August 10, 2014.
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    A Bowie song refashioned as children's fare? Really? Really!

    Turns out, it's not that much of a stretch. Bowie is universal.

    The lyrics of David Bowie's 1969 single "Space Oddity" have been used as the basis for a children's book. In the 40-page book, author and artist Andrew Kolb tells the story of "Major Tom," who goes into space and becomes a media hero on Earth. However, when he ventures out and attempts to further explore, things go terribly, terribly wrong. Sounds like a story I want to read, even though I am over the age of 25.

    Go here to check out a free PDF of the book.

    What other David Bowie song could be re-imagined as a children's book?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.01.11



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