Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for June 2020!
Toppsta Children's Book of the Month for June 2020!
Gaming and time travel collide in this exhilarating middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell.
THE GAME IS ON. TRAVEL WITH WONDER.
When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia - a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.
Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes, to play their way home before time runs out.
Jumanji meets Ready Player One in this fast-paced adventure featuring incredible real-life heroes, from the internationally bestselling author of The Uncommoners series.
"A whirlwind of fun and mystery across space and time." Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander
"Eight-plus readers with a taste for adventure and science will immerse themselves in the Uncommoners author Jennifer Bell's exciting new Wonderscape" - 'Books of the Month', Guardian
"A breakneck sci-fi romp that's perfect for gamers, puzzle fiends and fact-fans." Ross Montgomery, author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door
"With the mind-expanding wonder of A Wrinkle in Time, the tech-wizardry of Ready Player One, and a generous sprinkling of Jennifer Bell's unique magic, Wonderscape is unmissable." Sinad O'Hart, author of The Eye of the North
"Wonderscape is an expertly crafted, breakneck speed adventure." BookTrust
"Bell puts a clever and highly inventive spin on the middle-grade fantasy adventure." The Bookseller
"A fun-filled, character-driven, fast-paced, vibrant story ... together with its thought-provoking, science-embracing and hero-referencing narrative, it will almost certainly win both hearts and minds." 'Children's Book of the Week', Press Association
"A wonderful mash up of video game and history." Angels & Urchins
Londoner Jennifer Bell worked as a children's bookseller at a world-famous bookshop before becoming an author. Her debut novel, The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence, was an international bestseller. She is also the author of Agents of the Wild, an adventure series for younger readers. Wonderscape is inspired by some of her favourite heroes from history (there were too many to fit in the story) and her love of gaming. Find out more about Jennifer at www.jennifer-bell-author.com or say hello on Twitter at @jenrosebell and Instagram @jenbellauthor.
Illustrator Paddy Donnelly is originally from Ireland and now based in Belgium. With over 14 years experience as an illustrator and designer, he now gets to make a living drawing dinosaurs and his 5 year old self is very happy about this. Find out more about Paddy at www.paddydonnelly.mysupadupa.com or say hello on Twitter at @paddydonnelly and Instagram @paddy.
A lead title from Walker: Bell puts a clever and highly immersive spin on the middle-grade fantasy adventure.
The Bookseller - Fiona Noble
I thought it was a bogglingly brilliant story for readers and gamers alike. A whirlwind of fun and mystery across space and time. A triumph of friendship, courage and brains over adversity, villains, and plots. And robots!
It was such an intelligent, well-crafted, immersive, and exhilarating read! Thank you for sending it to me. As I said on Twitter: it has all the mind-expanding wonder of A Wrinkle in Time, the tech-wizardry of Ready Player One, and a generous sprinkling of Jen's own unique magic. It'll be unmissable when it publishes.
A breakneck sci-fi romp that's perfect for gamers, puzzle fiends and fact-fans.
The plight of the three protagonists, not only through the game but with the issues they face at home, will keep you enthralled and very often on the edge of your seat throughout their journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to being able to share it within school.
Teacher via Toppsta