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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

Author Christopher Edge




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How do you know you really exist?

It’s Maisie’s birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. She’s hoping for 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 a terrifying, all-consuming blackness.

Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough…

A mind-bending mystery for anyone who’s ever asked questions. From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Jamie Drake Equation.

Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.


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What the Critics Said

“I wish Christopher Edge had been my science teacher… [He] has a magical way of distilling difficult concepts for the very young: relativity, gravity, time and space, infinity. It helps, of course, that he weaves these ideas into a high-energy thriller about virtual reality, black holes and strained sibling relationships… and the strength of sibling love.”

– Alex O’Connell, The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

“Quite extraordinary.”

The Spectator

“No one writes books like Chris, and this is another fascinating, tender, and excellent adventure.”

– Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

“Like the TARDIS, this book for ‘middle grade’ readers is much larger on the inside than it’s external appearance suggests. It’s a surprisingly affecting story of a girl, her birthday party, quantum physics and sisterly love… This novel packs a hefty emotional punch.”

Waterstones Finchley Road

“This is a fascinating book that makes parallel worlds vivid and believable. This book dazzles, stretches the imagination and carries the reader into a fascinating tale, led by the capable, courageous and loving Maisie. Certain to spark discussions and curiosity in youngsters. A great read.”


“Deeply intriguing and packed with twists and cliff-hangers.”

– Scott Evans, The School Run

“Chris Edge has a highly developed skill in storytelling and a remarkable ability to capture the thoughts and feelings of children realistically (and movingly).”

Magic Fiction Since Potter (blog)

“The book I wish I had when I was younger.”

Fantastic Book Dragon (blog)

“This highly imaginative adventure book nips from gripping story-line into existential crisis and back again, as Maisie discovers a blackness outside her front door and a world trapped in ever-morphing dimensions. ”

– Culture Whisper

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Chinese (simplified), Greek, Polish, Turkish, US English, French, Korean, Farsi, Russian

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