The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Fun science meets humor and heart in this adventure about a boy who is searching for his mother . . . in a parallel universe.
 
   Stephen Albie Bright leads a happy, normal life. Well, as normal as it gets with two astrophysicist parents who named their son after their favorite scientists, Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.
   But then Albie’s mother dies of cancer, and his world is shattered. When his father explains that she might be alive in a parallel universe, Albie knows he has to find her. So, armed with a box, a laptop, and a banana, Albie sets out to do just that.
   Of course, when you’re universe-hopping for the very first time, it’s difficult to find the one you want. As Albie searches, he discovers some pretty big surprises about himself and our universe(s), and stumbles upon the answers to life’s most challenging questions.
   A poignant, funny, and heartwarming adventure, this extraordinary novel is for anyone who has ever been curious.

Praise for The Many Worlds of Albie Bright:

A big book with a big brain, big laughs, and a big, big heart.” —FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE, New York Times bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic
 
Hilarious and full of heart.” —PIERS TORDAY, author of The Last Wild
 
“I’d love this book in all the worlds. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, heartstopping. Amazing.” —HOLLY SMALE, author of the award-winning Geek Girl series
 
Heartwarming.” —The Guardian
 
Proves the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun.” —The Times Children’s Book of the Week (UK)
 
Moving, and exploding with scientific ideas and wonder.” —The Herald (UK)

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It was my dad who gave me the idea of using quantum physics to find my mum.

 

She died two weeks ago. Her funeral was on Tuesday. It was at St. Thomas’s Church in the village. At first Dad said he wanted something called a humanist funeral without any“...

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"Reader's 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

"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

A big book with a big brain, big laughs, and a big, big heart.” —FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE, New York Times bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic
 
Hilarious and full of heart.” —PIERS TORDAY, author of The Last Wild
 
“I’d love this book in all the worlds. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, heartstopping. Amazing.” —HOLLY SMALE, author of the award-winning Geek Girl series
 
Heartwarming.” —The Guardian
 
Proves the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun.” —The Times Children’s Book of the Week (UK)
 
Moving, and exploding with scientific ideas and wonder.” —The Herald (UK)