Publication Date: 01/06/2020 ISBN: 9781406391725 Category:


Jennifer Bell, Paddy Donnelly

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/06/2020 ISBN: 9781406391725 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Gaming and time travel collide in this exhilarating middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell.


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.

Publisher Review

A breakneck sci-fi romp that’s perfect for gamers, puzzle fiends and fact-fans. * Ross Montgomery * 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. * Sinead O’Hart * 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! * Thomas Taylor * A lead title from Walker: Bell puts a clever and highly immersive spin on the middle-grade fantasy adventure. — Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

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