LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE, SPACE AND TIME: Readers’ imaginations will soar as intriguing possibilities are introduced in the life of Maisie Day and the sometimes surprising outcomes are explored.
PARENTS/FAMILY MATTERS: Kids will relate to ten-year-old protagonist Maisie Day’s interaction with her parents: the rebellious moments as she expresses her desire to be independent, as well as the tender moments when she realizes how much she still needs her parents.
SIBLING RIVALRY: The relationship between sisters, specifically a ten-year-old and a fifteen-year-old, varies from giving and receiving the silent treatment to the heartwarming appreciation of shared experiences. The range of emotions explored, both easy and challenging, is authentic in every way.
STEM: The Möbius strip, black holes, Moore’s Law—these are just some of the fascinating scientific and mathethematic topics woven seamlessly into the storyline.
BONUS BACK MATTER: Includes fun and fascinating bonus material, which expands on themes in the book, including laws of the universe and the mysteries of time and space.
“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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