The Many Worlds of Albie Bright (Nosy Crow – Christopher Edge)
An extraordinary novel for anyone who’s ever been curious.
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…
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
Written by: Christopher Edge
Illustrated by: Matt Saunders
‘Proves the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun. Give the man his own element on the periodic table of children’s authors.’ – The Times, Children’s Book of the Week
‘Heartwarming.’ – The Guardian
‘Moving, and exploding with scientific ideas and wonder.’ – The Herald
‘Edge offers an artful, touching exploration of grief. Albie’s first person narrative, inflected with references to science and classic sci-fi, will be especially appealing to middle-grade fans of the genre.’ – Booklist
‘Readers will be captivated by Albie’s adventures in parallel versions of his own life and intrigued by the science behind his travels. A fascinating take on bereavement and sorrow.’ – School Library Journal
‘A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart.’ – Frank Cottrell Boyce
‘I’d love this book in all the worlds. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, heartstopping. Amazing.’ – Holly Smale
‘Hilarious and full of heart.’ – Piers Torday
‘Christopher Edge’s warmhearted writing sucks you in from the start with a sparkling take on parallel worlds, fuelled by a delightfully fresh understanding of quantum physics and a fearless ability to take on life, loss and dreaming big while never talking down to his readers. Bananas will never be the same again. I have one complaint about this book. I wanted it to be longer.’ – Samira Ahmed
‘A clever, funny and very touching novel.’ – LoveReading4Kids
Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
Winner of the Brilliant Book Award.
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2017 and the Amazing Book Awards.
About the author:
Christopher Edge is an award-winning children’s author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
His novel The Many Worlds of Albie Bright won several children’s book awards including the Brilliant Book Award and was also nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, as was his novel The Jamie Drake Equation, which was also selected by The Times as one of the best children’s books of 2017. His latest novel The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day was chosen by The Times as their Children’s Book of the Week and has been described as ‘out-of-this-world, edge-of-your-seat AMAZING!’ by Lauren St John.
His other books include the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Twelve Minutes to Midnight trilogy of historical mysteries, and he is also the author of How to Write Your Best Story Ever! and How To Be A Young #Writer, inspirational guides to creative writing for children and teenagers.