Gaming and time travel collide in this exhilarating adventure for 9+ readers, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell.
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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 and Legendarium.
"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 The Midnight Guardians
"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." Sinéad 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
Featured in The Week Junior's '5 books for fans of gaming'
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. The sequel, Legendarium, celebrates incredible legends from throughout the universe. Find out more about Jennifer at www.jennifer-bell-author.com or say hello on Twitter at @jenrosebell and Instagram @jenbellauthor.
Cover 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.
This fast-paced adventure leaps around from location to location, sets intriguing puzzles and challenges, and is a really unique mash-up of time travel and gaming, with large doses of friendship thrown in.
This combines magical realism, fantasy, science fiction and gaming to create a story that many will enjoy for a myriad of reasons. Another great offering from Jennifer Bell.
The Book Muse
If I only had 4 words with which to write this review, I would simply say this novel is wonderful. It’s a perfect mix of fantasy and friendship… And lastly, the worldbuilding is absolutely genius.
Close Encounters of the Paper Kind
The amazing plot and story-telling in Wonderscape keeps the reader wanting more.
a fresh and original story that has been well-conceived and brilliantly executed, and is jam-packed with excitement and adventure from start to finish.
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