The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright When Albie s mum dies it s natural he should wonder where she s gone His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers Dad mutters something about Albie s mum being alive and with

  • Title: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
  • Author: Christopher Edge
  • ISBN: 9780857636041
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Albie s mum dies, it s natural he should wonder where she s gone His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers Dad mutters something about Albie s mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe So Albie finds a box, his mum s computer and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space to find her

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    1. Odette Knappers on said:

      I've just finished and I've been crying for 10 minutes or so. This book is so beautiful and so touching. I highly recommend it!In this book quantum mechanics plays a big part. It is all explained very well because it is explained by a 10-year-old. All the physics is spot on in this book, which I really really really love. So, if you’ve enjoyed the idea of [thousand pieces], you will definitely enjoy this book as well, even though it is aimed at children (10-13 year-olds).But you will also enjo [...]

    2. Figgy on said:

      Mum and Dad used to joke that their first date was one thousand metres beneath the moors. They went down the mine looking for dark matter – the invisible glue that sticks the universe together – and found each other instead. They got married and, skipping the embarrassing biology bit, eight months later I showed up. Albert Stephen Bright.The Many Worlds of Albie Bright is told with a simple voice but it covers some rather tough topics, resulting in a book that’s great for young or reluctan [...]

    3. Thamy on said:

      Review based on an ARC provided by Netgalley. Thank you to the publisher for giving me this opportunity.I was very glad to be able to read this story because it is very different from what I usually pick for myself, and yet I found it lovely.Albie has lost his mother but something his dad says sends him into an adventure—in some parallel universe his mother is still alive, and he's set on finding. With a few adaptations, he creates a machine that creates the paradox he needs to open the door t [...]

    4. Karen Barber on said:

      Named after his parents' two favourite scientists, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, Albie Bright has always enjoyed science and questioning the world around him.When we first meet Albie he tells us about his mother's death, and I defy anyone not to fall in love with him right away. Once his dad talks to him about quantum physics Albie is convinced that with the right invention he will be able to travel to an alternate universe, one where his mother is alive.What follows is a touching story o [...]

    5. Celeste_pewter on said:

      I looked at the synopsis, looked at the length of the book, and mused: "Can you really tell a tale about parallel universes in such a brief text?" Well, the answer is: Yes, and it's a beautiful story, at that. Christopher Edge introduces readers to ten-year-old Stephen Albie Bright, the son of two high-profile scientists. But when his mom dies, Stephen goes on a journey to find his mother in a parallel universe. What follows, is an important journey about learning how circumstances can shape a p [...]

    6. Bel Riddle on said:

      ¿Es complete perfecto cinco estrellas? No. Pero me hizo llorar CON HIPO. Es un libro muy lindo. Vas a querer saber sobre física cuántica y vas a desesperarte y vas a querer MAS MUNDOS PARALELOS, por favor. Van a hacer una película de este libro, estoy segura.

    7. Steph on said:

      This is a lovely, gentle read about a grieving boy using quantum physics to try and spend more time with his recently deceased mother. I enjoyed Albie's experiences in his alternate worlds immensely and may possibly even understand Schrodinger's cat now. A small and unchallenging read, but one that makes you think nonetheless.

    8. Bookslut on said:

      **spoilers**I feel, always, repelled by the idea of parallel universes. I am the only me there is, ever, anywhere--I feel in my stomach this must be true. But I've got to hand it to quantum physics, because once I heard the premise of this book, it spoke right to the dead baby part of me. Oh! To see him again, in a universe where just one tiny thing hadn't gone wrong! It was breathtaking, to think about that way. So I went with Albie to find his mom, and the concept is adorable. The author inclu [...]

    9. Lucy Allison on said:

      This book is exceptionally moving. This book was recommended to me after reading the first line, as I found it a mix of odd and intriguing, which drew me in and fostered my curiosity. Albie Bright has just lost his mother in the beginning of the story, but he tries to find her through parallel worlds and quantum physics. This is a great story for both boys and girls, but stereotypically may appeal more to boys due to the science. However, as a teacher, I would definitely promote this book to any [...]

    10. Brittany on said:

      I'm overwhelmed with how wonderful this book is was spectacular and moving and so sweet and simple. Albie has lost his mother to cancer, yet her legacy as a world-renowned scientist inspires him to search for a parallel universe where she still lives.He learns many lessons about himself and his family through his time travel to different dimensions and the action is packed right until the end.I found myself pretty emotional at times, truly moved by this beautiful book.

    11. Sonja P. on said:

      Oh my heart. This is a lovely middle grade book around grief and parallel universes.

    12. Evelyn Romp on said:

      wat een briljant boek is dit, een zo mooi verteld ook. aanrader voor iedereen!

    13. Carrie B. (Salty Good Reads) on said:

      We're all made of stardust. And when I look up at the night sky -- into the heavens -- Mum will always be there.Oh my heart! It almost broke from the very two sentences:"It was my dad who gave me the idea of using quantum physics to find my mum. She died two weeks ago." My first reaction was, "This is going to make me cry, isn't it?" I am happy to report that although the ending pulled at my heart strings. I did not cry! I really wasn't expecting the heartache going into this middle age book! I [...]

    14. Mathew on said:

      I wasn't sure at first how much as I was going to like this but then, with the final half of the book pulling no punching and wearing its heart right on its sleeve, I was won over: hook, like and sinker. When Albie's mother dies of cancer and his father, a science celebrity is busy globetrotting the media world, then Albie decides that he would do all he can be find his mum some way. Even if that meant continuing her research in parallel universes and finding his way to her somewhere completely [...]

    15. Ayse on said:

      This is another one of those parallel universe theme books. Its entertaining and funny, and gives tidbits of information about space and science. It may be a fun read for the scientifically inclined. My daughter enjoyed it when we read together, however it cannot be one of our favorites.

    16. Leah on said:

      The Many Worlds of Albie Bright is one of those books you want to read forever. Albie is such a clever, funny, warm narrator that you’re really rooting for him to find his mum in any of these alternative/parallel universes and once I started the book I didn’t want to finish it. I’m not massively clued up on science, but watching The Big Bang Theory helps massively with understanding a book like this. I mean it’s not overly complex - it’s for 9-12 year olds, but even so, you have to be [...]

    17. Tracy Rowan on said:

      Albie, who has lost his mother to cancer, and who feels neglected by his bereaved father, decides that if the many worlds theory is correct, then he can find his mother alive in a parallel universe if he can figure out how to hop between them. To that end, he discovers the Quantum Banana theory, and begins jumping into parallel universes looking for the one person he desperately wants to be with. Along the way, he encounters other versions of his friends and family, and even of himself, he has a [...]

    18. Elaine on said:

      I am grateful to have won this enjoyable read in a Giveaway. This book has a very neat premise, although a sad one. The sci-fi is a lot of fun and makes me, the reader, want to look into quantum physics. While I do really like this book and will recommend it to others, I have a few criticisms.The sci-fi is fascinating, but absolutely impossible to parse out in a reader's mind, who probably has no exposure to quantum physics. I would recommend this book to 10-14 year olds simply because the sci- [...]

    19. Sarah Pickles on said:

      This was a fabulous read and although I can't say I understand quantum physics now, it certainly gave me a lot of food for thought. It is a beautifully written and touching story of how Albie, the son of two scientists, struggles to come to terms with his mother's death. Believing quantum physics holds the answer, he develops his 'Quantum Banana Theory' and uses his mother's computer to transport himself to parallel universes where he meets different versions of himself and his friends and famil [...]

    20. Edna Maldonado De Régules on said:

      Lectura súper rápida. Conmovedora hasta el final. A veces nos aferramos a lo que amamos por el temor de perderlo, ¿y qué pasaría si aprendemos a fluir y soltar?

    21. TheSnowBook on said:

      Un libro excelente, rápido de leer y con buenos valores.Es un libro middle grade pequeño pero muy grande, con un protagonista hermoso y valiente.Definitivamente recomendado!Reseña completa: thesnowbook/20

    22. Sara on said:

      This is an unexpectedly beautiful book - and the melding of science into the plot is elegant and purposeful. This is a GEM.

    23. Marleen on said:

      Een mooi, ontroerend en bijzonder kinderboek over rouwverwerking en kwantummechanica.

    24. Alyssa on said:

      The lightness, fun, and experimentation in this book in many ways embodies some of the best aspects of children's literature. I really enjoyed Albie and his adventures across time and space. Would definitely recommend.(I was given this USA ARC as part of a giveaway)

    25. LH Johnson on said:

      This eccentric, rather vividly compelling book is something that I think will mark its space very distinctly in the world. I've come across Edge before, most notably with his richly layered Twelve Minutes To Midnight series - Twelve Minutes to Midnight, and when Nosy Crow sent me a copy of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright I was very intrigued to see what it was all about.Albie's mum has passed away and he's trying to figure out where she's gone. His father, a scientist - as was his mother, doesn' [...]

    26. Laura Noakes on said:

      If you're looking for a kidlit book that tackles grief in a fresh, moving and ultimately mature way, look no further than The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. I don't think I've been so emotionally affected by a middle grade book since A Monster Calls. We meet Albie just after he loses his mum. It's a difficult balance to introduce a main character with the added aspect of grief, but Christopher Edge manages to flesh out Albie as a person with wants and needs and a personality who just happens to be [...]

    27. Lynn on said:

      Quantum Physics and Parallel Worlds in a middle-grade book - who would have thought that would work! It does work surprisingly well while addressing family, grief and father-son relationships at the same time.I do think this one isn't going to be for every kid but for many thoughtful science-oriented kids, this will be an unusual treat.

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