The Many Worlds of Albie Bright (Hardcover)

By Christopher Edge

Delacorte Press, 9781524713577, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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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)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER EDGE grew up in Manchester, England, where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories. He now lives in Gloucestershire, where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, an editor, and a publisher--any job that let him keep a book close at hand. He has written about encouraging children to read. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and an education consultant. Visit him at