The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge
  

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Written by Christopher Edge

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award

In a Nutshell: time travel – family – stardust

Even physicists struggle to understand quantum theory but Christopher Edge makes a very fine attempt at an explanation, though the most striking thing about his story is actually not the how of quantum physics, but its particular why: Albie - named after Einstein of course – has a very good reason to make like Schrödinger’s cat because in a parallel world the mum he’s just lost to cancer could still be alive. Using his mum’s scientific theories, laptop, Geiger counter and a banana (they’re radioactive), he manages to create a wormhole through the fifth dimension and reach parallel worlds. This provides multiple opportunities for Back-to-the-Future-style comic confusion, though eventually Albie finds the consolation and comfort he needs back where he started. A clever, funny and very touching novel. ~ Andrea Reece

Readers who enjoy this will also like Ross Welford’s Time Travelling with a Hamster, another funny, warm-hearted novel about family and time travel.

A message from the Editor: “This is a funny, moving and exciting novel. Like Albie, the reader never knows where they'll end up, what they'll find, or whether they'll ever get back home again…"

Synopsis

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie's mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a box, his mum's computer and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space to find her...

Reviews

'A big book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart' - Frank Cottrell Boyce

'Hilarious and full of heart' - Piers Torday

'Proves the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun' - The Times

About the Author

Christopher Edge

Christopher Edge is an writer, freelance publisher and education consultant as well as an accomplished author of children's books.

He grew up in Manchester and before becoming writer, worked as an English teacher and editor.

His books include Twelve Minutes to Midnight and the Dead Ways Trilogy.

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Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years

Author

Christopher Edge
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

14th January 2016

ISBN

9780857636041

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