“The children closed their eyes in order to enjoy the sensations more fully and when they opened them again the restaurant had vanished…”
Aaron and Stella spend every summer at their grandparents’ house, playing on the beach in the day, and eating sushi at night. One evening, the children try some special sushi which transports them to an alternate universe – The Land of the Mind, a place traditionally governed by maths and quantum physics, which is being taken over by evil and chaos.
With the many different areas in the Land of the Mind being ruled over by the Dark Lords of Intolerance, Fear, Pride, Indifference, Betrayal and Despair, the children are tasked with rescuing the Book of Understanding, which contains all the rules on how to live a good life.
Chosen because of their relationship to the Golden Ratio known as Phi (1.618), Aaron and Stella travel on a Phi-Flyer and are guided by a wise raven called Sophie (who is both a particle and a wave). The children must learn how to navigate the infinite dimensions of quantum physics to save the Land of the Mind from falling into the hands of chaos.
Travels with Sushi in the Land of the Mind is an atmospheric children’s novel by Eduard Shyfrin which introduces children to quantum physics and classic morality through an adventure in another universe. It has parallels with Alice in Wonderland, although the children in this book must face situations which are far more challenging and dangerous than Lewis Carroll had in mind. It’s a celebration of the power of words and the role of science, exquisitely illustrated by the talented Tomislav Tomic. Beautifully produced, Travels with Sushi makes a perfect gift, and is an educational, fun and imaginative debut novel.
About the Author
This is Eduard Shyfrin’s debut children’s book. A lifelong scientist, Eduard won the Ukrainian Physics Olympiad as a teenager, and has a PhD in Metallurgy from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. For years, Eduard has been fascinated by how to bring mysticism and science together to help shed light on the greatest questions of existence. Travels with Sushi began as a tale to entertain his grandchildren. Seeing how enchanted they were by the story, Eduard was inspired to write a children’s novel that introduces quantum physics and classical morality through vivid metaphors and a perilous adventure into an alternate dimension.
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About the Illustrator
Tomislav Tomic is a Croatian illustrator who graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Zagreb, 2001. Inspired by folk law and fairy tales, Tomislav uses an ink drawing technique based on the renaissance engraving style. His exquisite, intensely detailed drawings perfectly illustrate tales of magic and fantasy which appeals to adults and children alike. Tomislav illustrated the bestselling children’s book Wizardology (Bonnier, 2005), adult colouring books including A Walk through Paris and New York Jazz (Pictura), and helped illustrate the Official Game of Thrones Colouring Book (Harper Voyager). Other clients include, Macmillan, Royal Mail (Mythical Beasts stamps) Scholastic and Museum of London. Tomislav lives and works in Zagreb.