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Find the key!
Open the doorway!
Enter the OTHER WORLD!

OTHER WORLDS is a new adventure series for kids aged 8 and up, with a sic-fi and fantasy flavour. It’s about mysterious keys that open doorways into other worlds. Each book is a stand-alone story with a new set of characters. But, for those who read the entire series, there’s also a thread running through the first three books that gets tied up in Book 4.

Teacher Notes for the series are available from the Penguin Random House website.

Book 1: Perfect World

Keagan finds a key . . .
It opens a doorway . . .
He steps through . . .

Into a weird world of clones who are obsessed with perfection. But this world isn’t as perfect as it seems. Keagan is determined to return home – all he has to do is find a way out of the city, survive the Dumping Ground and outsmart a bunch of rogue clones!

Will Keagan escape Perfect World?

OTHER WORLDS 1: Perfect World
ISBN: 9780143786191
Published by Penguin Random House Australia in February 2018.


Book 2: Beast World

Xandra finds a key . . .
It opens a doorway . . .
She and her brother are sucked through . . .

Into a crazy world that looks like steampunk London. Except in this world there are no humans – only animals. Xandra and Lex encounter rhino police, armadillo housekeeping staff, rodent inventors and even a lion on the throne. Here humans are the endangered species!

Will Xandra and Lex survive Beast World?

OTHER WORLDS 2: Beast World
ISBN: 9780143786214
Published by Penguin Random House Australia in February 2018.


Book 3: Game World

Hall finds a key . . .
It opens a doorway . . .
He is transported . . .

Into a strange virtual reality – part of a game world where humans are battling computers for survival! In this world, human imagination is everything and can even save your life. Hall must use all his game-geek knowledge to tell reality from virtual reality and find a way home.

Will Hall play his way out of Game World?

OTHER WORLDS 3: Game World
ISBN: 9780143786238
Published by Penguin Random House Australia in May 2018.


Book 4: Dark World

Newt and Rowan find a key . . .
It opens a door . . .
They are pulled through . . .

Into a scary world ravaged by the Darkness. Buildings are just piles of rubble and among the debris are zombie-like humans! Newt and Rowan are desperate to escape, until they stumble upon something much more sinister. There is evil in this world – and it won’t stop until everything has been destroyed.

Will Newt and Rowan stop the evil in Dark World?

OTHER WORLDS 4: Dark World
ISBN: 9780143786252
Published by Penguin Random House Australia in May 2018.


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“The writing is accessible and direct; the chapters short and sharp. The books have the narrative pace and logic of computer games, and action and cliffhangers aplenty. … And it is refreshing to read action adventures of this type that feature strong male and female protagonists.”

“Ivanoff has done a great job crafting a series that is varied and imaginative with a distinct emotional through-line.”

Game World and Dark World, Reading Time, 4 Sept 2018

“This series is certainly going to keep readers on the edge of their seats.”

Game World and Dark World, Just So Stories, 29 July 2018

“Perfect World is a well-executed exploration of what it means to be unique.”

Perfect World, Tim Harris, 12 June 2018

Beast World shows diversity and difference, and puts a spin on the way portal worlds are portrayed. This unique and fun story has animals in clothes as Lords and Ladies in a Victorian London setting, and uses the dynamics of the human world in the animal world to illustrate how different people will do anything to attain their goals.”

Beast World, The Book Muse, 4 May 2018

“Keagan is the key to teaching the clones about diversity and friendship – and his relationship with Eone is quite adorable, as is their journey to discovering diversity, and divergence and enlightenment – and hopefully, this book will show kids that it is okay to be who you are and that you don’t have to fit in with the crowd..”

Perfect World, The Book Muse, 1 May 2018

“It is full of action and adventure, but there is far more to it than that. It will get your students thinking about individuality, differences, acceptance and who controls the world.”

Perfect World, Lamont Books, March 2018

“Perfect World reminded me of a Doctor Who episode; it was fast paced and cinematic”

Perfect World, Read Plus, 7 March 2018

“This is a racing read that will grip reluctant readers.”

Perfect World, Books + Publishing, 23 October 2017

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