The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
How far would you go to change your world?
When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should ask where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about quantum physics and parallel universes, so Albie gets a box, a laptop and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space in search of his mum. What he finds may or may not be what he's looking for, but he does learn the answers to some big questions.
Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2017, the Amazing Book Awards, the Redbridge Children's Book Award, shortlisted for the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award 2016, the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, the Harrow School Library Service Book Award, the Chorlton Children's Book Award, the St Helens Book Award, the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the East Sussex Children's Book Award, the Salisbury Schools Book Award, the Centurion Book Awards, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Brilliant Book Award.
"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
"A clever, funny and very touching novel" LoveReading4Kids
"Hilarious and full of heart." Piers Torday, author of the award-winning The Last Wild trilogy
"I'd love this book in all the worlds. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, heartstopping. Amazing." Holly Smale, author of the award-winning Geek Girl series
A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart.
Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning author and screenwriter