An adventure story to another world with a strong science theme running through it – straight away you’re probably thinking that this tale follows in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, which is one of my favourite books.
Yes, there are some analogies, but just some. In my book, ordinary children find themselves, as many of us do in our lives, in extraordinary and sometimes extremely tough situations, in which taking the easy way out is not going to solve the problem: a reflection of our real world.
The story is underlined by ancient mystical teachings, but it is important to note that quantum physics itself is no less mystical. Even now, how and why quantum mechanics works is not understood even by the world’s most brilliant physicists.
Some storylines have their parallels in the Book of Understanding as well as some characters. Some characters you may recognise from the realms of science and statesmanship. I do hope that the readers recognise them and want to discover more about them.
This is my debut children’s book and when I was writing it, I did not attempt to stick to the classical rules of storytelling, I wanted to create something very different. Maybe a good analogy is to consider this book in relation to classic children’s fiction as expressionism is to classical painting.
I do hope that you will enjoy reading the book, and that it stirs excitement and curiosity in you about the wondrous world of quantum physics!
Eduard Shyfrin, author of Travels with Sushi