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The Infinite

Patience Agbabi

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The Infinite is a mind-bending, time-twisting adventure for readers who loved Time Travelling with a Hamster and A Wrinkle in Time. The first book in The Leap Cycle series
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

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The Infinite A01 By (author) N Patience Agbabi 198 129 16 174 BC Paperback / softback 256 Canongate Books Ltd Canongate Books Ltd Edinburgh United Kingdom YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage) YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage) YFH Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage) 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years 1.3 YFB YFC YFE YFH Children's / Teenage fiction: General fiction Children's / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories Children's / Teenage fiction: Speculative, dystopian & utopian fiction Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years The Infinite is a mind-bending, time-twisting adventure for readers who loved Time Travelling with a Hamster and A Wrinkle in Time. The first book in The Leap Cycle series 'Vivid, funny, exciting and inventive' Philip Pullman 'Has a magic all of its own' Bernardine Evaristo 'What an inspiration. The future just got so much better' Benjamin Zephaniah FIGHT CRIME, ACROSS TIME! Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift - the ability to leap through time. Elle Bibi-Imbele Ifie has The Gift, but she's never used it. Until now. On her twelfth birthday, Elle and her best friend Big Ben travel to the Time Squad Centre in 2048. Elle has received a mysterious warning from the future. Other Leaplings are disappearing in time - and not everyone at the centre can be trusted. Soon Elle's adventure becomes more than a race through time. It's a race against time. She must fight to save the world as she knows it - before it ceases to exist . . . Wonderful . . . The Infinite is a gripping, funny, futuristic story, brilliantly structured and humanely told in vivid language with a lively cast of characters that will charm, alarm and surprise readers of all ages -- CAROLYNE LARRINGTON, author of WINTER IS COMING Elle is a smart, neurodivergent girl who cares about the health of our planet and quickly sees past lying, scheming adults - she'd do Greta Thunberg proud! Patience Agbabi has given us a superb page turner and thought turner. Get ready for palindromes, leaps across time and leaps of pure reading pleasure! -- KIM ZARINS, author of SOMETIMES WE TELL THE TRUTH In this inventive, mind-boggling tale, Agbabi introduces us to Elle - determined, autistic, time-travelling crimefighter - whose voice will charm and astonish readers everywhere -- STEVE TASANE, author of CHILD I Elle is an engaging, self-aware character . . . and the environmental theme will strike a chord with young readers * * Guardian * * Fans of Hayley Long's Sophie Someone will love this imaginative time-travelling caper which follows 12 year-old Leaping Elle. A nail-biting adventure! -- JULIA FORSTER, author of WHAT A WAY TO GO Exactly as brilliant as I thought it would be. An exciting, bold, witty and magical book -- KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS Astonishing ... I can't stop thinking about it, everyone should read it. It's rich and diverse and just brilliant -- FLEUR HITCHCOCK, author of THE BOY WHO FLEW The Infinite is so adventurous that it lit up parts of my brain I didn't know I had. Patience Agbabi has caused a wonderful supernova deep in the literary universe . . . Elle is curious, questioning and fearless. What an inspiration. The future just got so much better -- BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH A fascinating, original and smart adventure tale with a rhythmic prose style that leaps off the page into scintillating life. It has a magic all of its own -- BERNARDINE EVARISTO The Infinite is vivid, funny, exciting and inventive. But there are books that are all those things and still don't work. This works brilliantly, and the characters are so delightful that I don't think anyone could fail to like them. I was so fond of Elle and Big Ben that I'd have followed them anywhere. Patience Agbabi has created something fresh and original here, and I look forward very much to what she writes next -- PHILIP PULLMAN Patience Agbabi was born in London in 1965 to Nigerian parents, spent her teenage years living in North Wales and now lives in Kent with her husband and children. She has been writing poetry for over twenty years, The Infinite is her first novel. Like Elle, she loves sprinting, numbers and pepper soup, but, disappointingly, her leaping is less spectacular. The Infinite is the first book in The Leap Cycle series. 02042020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 6.99 0.00 6.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 80 BERT GARD Y

'Vivid, funny, exciting and inventive' Philip Pullman
'Has a magic all of its own' Bernardine Evaristo
'What an inspiration. The future just got so much better' Benjamin Zephaniah

FIGHT CRIME, ACROSS TIME!

Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift - the ability to leap through time. Elle Bibi-Imbele Ifie has The Gift, but she's never used it. Until now.

On her twelfth birthday, Elle and her best friend Big Ben travel to the Time Squad Centre in 2048. Elle has received a mysterious warning from the future. Other Leaplings are disappearing in time - and not everyone at the centre can be trusted.

Soon Elle's adventure becomes more than a race through time. It's a race against time. She must fight to save the world as she knows it - before it ceases to exist . . .

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Book publisherCanongate Books Ltd
Publication date2 Apr 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages256
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