The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

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As in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, math and science inform this mind-bending mystery about a girl who must work with the laws of the universe and trust the love of her family if she is to set her world right. It's the morning of Maisie's tenth birthday, and she can't wait to open her presents. Maisie is not a typical kid. What she wants most for her birthday are the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house, and outside the front door is nothing but an unsettling, all-consuming blackness--a shifted reality. Even for super-smart Maisie, these puzzling circumstances seem out of her control . . . or are they? A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee "A heartbreaking, head-melting science fiction mystery from the superlative Christopher Edge."--The Guardian "[Edge] . . . has a magical way of distilling difficult concepts [like] relativity, gravity, time and space, infinity. . . .He weaves these ideas into a high-energy thriller."--The Times (UK) "Gripping, terrifying and eye-poppingly original. Grabs hold of your brain--then tugs at your heart." --Jonathan Stroud, author of the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 145 x 213 x 23mm | 272g
  • English
  • 052564640X
  • 9780525646402
  • 551,857

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"A suspenseful yet poignant science fiction novel that deftly weaves scientific theories with the equally complex relationship between two very different sisters." --School Library Journal, starred review "With the assist of a Q&A addendum on "The Science Behind The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day," this inventive British import will challenge middle-grade sci-fi readers and family-story enthusiasts alike." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A creepy blend of reality, concepts of an infinite universe, and black holes . . . . What's real, and what's not? . . . this mystery will leave readers pondering Maisie's ultimate fate and what lies beyond this world." --Booklist

"A heartbreaking, head-melting science fiction mystery from the superlative Christopher Edge." --The Guardian

"[Edge] . . . has a magical way of distilling difficult concepts [like] relativity, gravity, time and space, infinity. . . .He weaves these ideas into a high-energy thriller." --The Times (UK) "Gripping, terrifying and eye-poppingly original. Grabs hold of your brain--then tugs at your heart." --Jonathan Stroud, author of the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee
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About Christopher Edge

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. His novel The Many Worlds of Albie Bright was named a Best Children's Book by the New York Public Library and nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK, as was his novel The Jamie Drake Equation. Visit Christopher online at christopheredge.co.uk and on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.
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Rating details

478 ratings
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4 35% (169)
3 21% (100)
2 3% (16)
1 1% (7)
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