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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Written by Christopher Edge

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks Science Fiction

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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…"

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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright Synopsis

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...

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright Press 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


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ISBN: 9780857636041
Publication date: 14/01/2016
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857636041
Publication date: 14th January 2016
Author: Christopher Edge
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction, Science Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: UKLA 2017

About Christopher Edge

Christopher Edge is an writer, freelance publisher and education consultant as well as an accomplished author of children's books. Christopher grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant and has written publications about ...

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