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The Infinite

(2020)
(The first book in the Leap Cycle series)
A novel by

 
 
'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 Bíbi-Imbelé Ifíè 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 . . .

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"Astonishing ... I can't stop thinking about it, everyone should read it. It's rich and diverse and just brilliant." - Fleur Hitchcock

"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

"Exactly as brilliant as I thought it would be. An exciting, bold, witty and magical book." - Katherine Rundell

"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

"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

"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


Used availability for Patience Agbabi's The Infinite

Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Infinite (The Leap Cycle)
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
ISBN: 1-78689-965-5 / 978-1-78689-965-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Infinite (Leap Cycle)
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
ISBN: 1-71355-867-X / 978-1-71355-867-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Infinite: Leap Cycle Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Infinite: Leap Cycle Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Infinite: Leap Cycle Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Infinite: Leap Cycle Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Infinite (The Leap Cycle)
Author(s): Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU