Through the Wormhole

Genre: Action Adventure, Children, Humour, Sci-fi

Book Summary

"For those middle grade readers who like a quick and easy read, this story fits the bill nicely. It runs at a fast clip from start to finish. The concepts are simple and fun … some laugh out loud moments to keep things interesting." Sunshine Reviews

When a dirty trick backfires and two girls vanish into thin air, Ruben is terrified because it’s all his fault - even if he doesn’t know how he did it. Thomas has a few ideas, and he’s quietly confident that he can solve this wonderful new puzzle. But Mrs Abbott’s acting weird and Mr Bromble really isn’t himself; and though the mystery begins in the Principal’s office, it will take four children on a perilous journey to a galaxy far far away … but then again, maybe it’s just some local binary system. Can four mismatched children - the teacher’s pet, the class bully, the outcast nerd, and a girl who just loves flying - overcome their differences, rescue their teachers, retrieve one of their own, and make it back in before the wormhole closes?


This book made me smile so much; I am now kicking myself wishing that I kept track of when and why so I could write it all down here. For fear of including too many spoilers though, I suppose it is all for the best. Needless to say, John has done it again with another captivating and comical book. This story’s plot reminded me of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” (a personal favorite growing up) with an overarching science fiction theme that together ultimately created an endearing tale of adventure and friendship (I also love all things space and astronomy, even if it’s just theoretical like a wormhole. So I must admit that this title had me at hello). John is skilled at making his characters convincing and believable people; the children’s banter was not only funny but also nostalgic, bringing me back to a time where it was truly plausible for others to have cooties. I also found myself lost in a suspenseful moment, only to have it playfully unraveled and leaving me laughing at myself for getting so entangled in the scene. But then again that’s what a good book is supposed to do, right?
Thomai Dion, author of Think-a-Lot-Tots

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About the Author

For many years I was a teacher; then a website entrepreneur, but that business disappeared in a single night. Now I work each day for a large organisation, and live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Two of my adult children are also in Sydney. The other has moved to Melbourne. (I know! Why?)

As an adult reader, I’m most drawn to books that involve mystery and suspense. But I also love a good laugh. One of my all-time favourite books is Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis. I'm enjoying books by Ty Hutchinson at the moment.

Science fiction and crime are my go-to genres for mystery and suspense. I take the laughter wherever I can find it.

I write books for children, and the same three elements emerge in my writing; mainly because I can’t help it, but also because children, I think, love mystery, laughter and suspense every bit as much as I do. Sascha Martin’s Adventures and Through the Wormhole (which will also be a series) are unabashed science fiction. Sascha Martin is all about the laughter. Wormholes covers the mystery and suspense; but it’s not all deadly serious ... How could it be, with four kids bickering their way through every adventure?

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