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Walker Books
01 June 2020
Children's & Educational; Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA)
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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.

A whirlwind of fun and mystery across space and time. Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander A breakneck sci-fi romp that's perfect for gamers, puzzle fiends and fact-fans. Ross Montgomery, author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door 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. Sinead O'Hart, author of The Eye of the North Bell puts a clever and highly inventive spin on the middle-grade fantasy adventure. The Bookseller
By:   Jennifer Bell
Cover design or artwork by:   Paddy Donnelly, Paddy Donnelly
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9781406391725
ISBN 10:   1406391727
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 June 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. Find out more about Jennifer at or say hello on Twitter at @jenrosebell and Instagram @jenbellauthor.

Reviews for Wonderscape

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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