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About Christopher Edge
Christopher Edge is an award-winning children's author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
His novel The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day won the STEAM Children's Book Prize and was also nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal, as were his novels The Longest Night of Charlie Noon, The Jamie Drake Equation, and the award-winning The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, which was also selected by the New York Public Library as one of the best children's books of the year. His latest novel, Escape Room, has been described by The Bookseller as 'smart, thrilling sci-fi that reads like Black Mirror for a middle-grade audience: punchy and action-packed, with a killer twist.'
Described by The Guardian as 'a writer of genuine originality', his other books include the critically-acclaimed 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.
Find out more about Christopher at christopheredge.co.uk
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The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today.
When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.
From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late?
With cover illustration by David Dean.
"A writer of genuine originality" - Guardian
Check out these other brilliant books from Christopher Edge:
- The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
- The Jamie Drake Equation
- The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
- The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she’s the author.
One day, a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined…
Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake's dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it's cool but he just really misses him...
Hanging out at his local observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal on his phone. It looks like alien life is getting closer to home. But space is a dangerous place and when his dad's mission goes wrong, can Jamie prove that he's a hero too?
A cosmic adventure for anyone who's ever looked at the stars, from the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright.
Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.
Winner of the 2019 STEAM Children's Book Prize
Nominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal
Shortlisted for the 2019 Leeds Book Awards
How do you know you really exist? It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough... A mind-bending mystery for anyone who's ever asked questions.
From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Jamie Drake Equation. Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.
A mysterious filmmaker approaches The Penny Dreadful with a proposal to turn Montgomery Flinch’s sinister stories into motion pictures.
With Monty installed as the star of his production, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events. As Monty pleads with Penny to help him, she is drawn into the mystery, but soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare penned by her own hand.
Can Penny uncover the filmmaker’s dark secret before it’s too late?
Nominated for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie MedalThe Times Children's Book of the Week
"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you."
Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows. As time plays tricks, can Charlie solve this mystery and find a way out of the woods? But what if this night never ends...?
A timeless novel for anyone who's ever felt lost. From the award-winning author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.
"A spooky and breathtaking adventure. Christopher Edge takes the reader on an unforgettable journey." - Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster
"Rarely does an author have the courage to explain the metaphysics of time with crystal clarity in a book pitched at children as young as eight....You'll scratch your head and need to read it all over again right away, but double science has never been so much fun." - Alex O'Connell, The Times
"A heart-stopping adventure with thrills and twists, codes and puzzles, underpinned by an intense evocation of the natural world and an intriguing exploration of the concept of time." - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
"It isn't every day that a novel for 8- to 12-year-olds reminds you of TS Eliot's Four Quartets, Dante's Inferno and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey... Charlie's story is also a rare thing, a novel that will be enjoyed by those who don t usually like fiction. Time will fly as they read it." - Tony Bradman, The Guardian
It's 1902. London is looking forward to the new King's coronation and ignoring the threat of war from across the sea… Penelope Tredwell, the pen behind bestselling author, Montgomery Flinch, is cursed with writer's block. She needs a sensational new story of her magazine, The Penny Dreadful, will go under.
So when a mysterious letter arrives, confessing to an impossible crime, Penny thinks she has found a plot to enthrall her readers: the theft of the Crown Jewels by the diabolical Black Crow. Ghostly apparitions, kidnap and treason - this is the stuff of great stories. But what if it's all true?
Science and laughs combine in this out-of-this-world adventure, featuring illustrations by Ben Mantle!
'Pure joy' PIERS TORDAY
'[A] warm, funny alien read' VASHTI HARDY
'A bright, brainy book’ THE TIMES
'If you like your science with a dose of laughter, then this rollicking space adventure is for you.' WEEK JUNIOR
You might think that this story is going to be an intergalactic adventure filled with UFOs, black holes, killer robots and some very foul-smelling aliens. And you'd be right.
But it's mostly about a boy called Jake, his embarrassing dad, and the mind-boggling question ... are we really alone in the universe?
- Funny, easy to read and hugely likeable, Space Oddity combines science, comedy and adventure for ages 7 and up.
- A new, younger story from award-winning writer Christopher Edge, author of The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.
- Came out of The Big Idea Competition, from a story entry by scientist Dr Sarah Ryan.
- Cover and inside illustrations by Ben Mantle (The Land of Roar and I, Cosmo).
Riusciranno i tre amici a svelare il mistero che aleggia nella foresta? In gioco c’è il futuro, ma… E se questa notte non avesse mai fine?
Außergewöhnlich und abenteuerlich: Ein Kinderbuch, das man nicht vergisst. Für Kinder ab 10 Jahren.
Ob seine Mutter in einem Paralleluniversum noch am Leben ist? Die Idee klingt für Albie so verrückt, dass sie stimmen könnte. Mit einem Karton, einer vergammelten Banane und der Nachbarskatze macht er sich auf die Reise durch Zeit und Raum, um seine Mutter zu finden. Tatsächlich landet er in neuen Welten, die sich oft nur durch ein Detail von seiner Welt unterscheiden und dadurch für unvergessliche Erlebnisse sorgen. Nie hätte Albie gedacht, dass er sein eigenes Universum zunächst verlassen muss, um voller Trost und Hoffnung in seine Welt zurückkehren zu können.
«¿Hasta dónde irías para intentar cambiar el mundo?»
La divertida aventura de Albie en busca de su madre a través del espacio y del tiempo.
Cuando la madre de Albie muere, apenas si es natural que él pregunte a dónde ha ido. Sus padres son científicos y siempre han tenido casi todas las respuestas.
Papá musita algo sobre la física cuántica y los universos paralelos, y eso basta para que Albie se ponga manos a la obra, consiga una caja, un ordenador y un plátano semipodrido, y se envíe a sí mismo a través del espacio y del tiempo en busca de su madre.
Lo que descubre tal vez no sea lo que estaba buscando, pero sin duda le proporciona las respuestas a algunas de las preguntas más importantes.
«Un gran libro, con un gran cerebro, grandes risas y un gran corazón.»
Frank Cottrell Boyce
«Superdivertida y entrañable.»
Piers Torday, autor de El último rebaño
«Prueba la teoría de que las novelas sobre ciencia pueden ser absolutamente divertidas.»