Wonderscape: eBook (Reflowable)

By Jennifer Bell

Gaming and time travel collide in this thrilling middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell.

When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion, they find themselves trapped in the year 2473. Lost 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.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781406396362
  • Published: 04 Jun 2020
  • Price: £7.99
  • Pages: 352

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Customer reviews


'Eight-plus readers with a taste for adventure and science will immerse themselves in the Uncommoners author Jennifer Bell’s exciting new Wonderscape.' The Guardian

'I thought it was a bogglingly brilliant story for readers and gamers alike. A whirlwind of fun and mystery across space and time. A triumph of friendship, courage and brains over adversity, villains, and plots. And robots!' Thomas Taylor

'Wonderscape is an expertly crafted, breakneck speed adventure that at times is reminiscent of Jumanji. Highly recommended for children who like to game, and the book should encourage more reading beyond.' Booktrust

'A lead title from Walker: Bell puts a clever and highly immersive spin on the middle-grade fantasy adventure.' The Bookseller

'A breakneck sci-fi romp that's perfect for gamers, puzzle fiends and fact-fans.' Ross Montgomery

'It was such an intelligent, well-crafted, immersive, and exhilarating read! Thank you for sending it to me. As I said on Twitter: it has all the mind-expanding wonder of A Wrinkle in Time, the tech-wizardry of Ready Player One, and a generous sprinkling of Jen's own unique magic. It'll be unmissable when it publishes.' Sinead O’Hart

'The plight of the three protagonists, not only through the game but with the issues they face at home, will keep you enthralled and very often on the edge of your seat throughout their journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to being able to share it within school.' Teacher via Toppsta

'This would really appeal to confident readers aged ten and up, and unusually, the subject matter is completely suitable for anyone in this age group. The book has a broad appeal but would particularly be enjoyed by children who like computer games and facts, even though it is a well written narrative.' Reader via Toppsta

'I really love everything about this book: all the adventures, great descriptions, holograms and superpowers! All children have to face their greatest fears and they show how to deal in difficult situations - there is always a way out! I highly recommend this to all children 9+! You will love it !' Reader, aged 11 via Toppsta

'A fiendishly inventive tale featuring three likeable 13-year-olds … there are plenty of educational opportunities for young readers to learn about important folk - and the choice of characters are deliciously diverse.' SFX

'This is a fun-filled, character-driven, fast-paced, vibrant story – but together with its thought-provoking, science-embracing and hero-referencing narrative, it will almost certainly win both hearts and minds.' The Northern Echo

'Featured in ‘Reading list Lockdown bestsellers’ in The i.' The i

'This is a fun-filled, character driven, fast-paced, vibrant story.' Press Association (syndicated in regional publications)

'Celebration of humanity’s heroes, including Newton, Edison and Wangari Maathai, who are cast as characters in the game. However, the story never feels like a history or science lesson. All in, this is a fun-filled, character-driven, fast-paced, vibrant story – but together with its thought-provoking, science-embracing and hero-referencing narrative, it will almost certainly win both hearts and minds.' Press Association (syndicated in regional publications)

'Featured in ‘For the Most Demanding Readers of All’ in Strong Words.' Strong Words

'From the brilliant Jennifer Bell who brought us The Uncommoners comes a wonderful mash up of video game and history.' Angels & Urchins

'Wonderscape has a clear 'gaming' appeal but its charm is universal - there's something for everyone in its pages. A whirlwind of adventure, imagination and adversity overcome.' The School Librarian

'Once again Jennifer Bell has produced a fantastic, imaginative and absolutely exhilarating story for middle grade readers. […] This is a story about making friends, and sharing and supporting each other. It is also about the importance of being free to live your own life and not be constricted by the ideas of others. I absolutely loved this book and I hope that we will see more adventures of this trio in the future.' The English Association and the United Kingdom Literacy Association

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