Illustrator(s)
Pasi Pitkänen
Publication date
2017
Publisher
WSOY
Format info
160 pages, 9+ full colour illustrations

Kepler62 6: The Secret

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The story of the children on planet Kepler62 continues…

Everyone at the basecamp is consumed by panic. The weapons cabinet is empty and the virus antidotes have gone missing. It’s clear that the extra passenger is to blame, but who is it? It’s not long before the children find out that they’ve been used as nothing but a means to an end. Now they must take flight and fight for their survival. Just as it seems like a lost cause, a surprising hero emerges with an army in tow.

An award-winning series about a group of children who are sent away to investigate whether the distant planet Kepler62 is capable of sustaining life, because earth’s resources are diminishing at an alarmingly fast rate. Their story is gripping and moves from one book to the next with cliff-hangers at the end of each instalment.

Schedule

Series 1: Kepler62
Book 1: The Invitation, 2015
Book 2: The Countdown , 2015
Book 3: The Voyage , 2016
Book 4: The Pioneers, 2016
Book 5: The Virus, 2017
Book 6: The Secret, 2017

Season 2: Kepler62 The New World
Book 1: Two Tribes, 2018
Book 2: The Island, 2019
Book 3: The Whisperer’s Lair, 2019
Book 4: The Cave, due July 2020
Book 5: Gaia, due September 2020

Format

128pp
4-colour illustrations
Age: 9+

Series rights sold

Chinese, simplified (Mysterium/Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co.)
Czech (Host)
Dutch (Clavis)
Estonian (Ajakirjade kirjastus/HeaLugu)
Faroese (Bókadeildin)
French (Nathan)
German (Kosmos)
Hungarian (Pagony)
Icelandic (Bókabeitan)
Korean (Jaeum&Moeum)
Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC)
Netherlands (Clavis)
Norwegian (Piggsvin)
Russian (Phoenix)
Spanish (Grupo SM)
Swedish (Bonnier Carlsen)
Turkish (Can Publishing)
Ukranian (BookChef)

Reading materials

English translation (set in layout)
Finnish edition

Editions in: Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Turkish and Spanish

Reviews

“The details and the plot of Parvela and Sortland’s ambitious series are carefully polished. The series gets off to such a flying start that you are powerless to resist the pull of its most extraordinary world.” Savon sanomat newspaper

“Right from the very first book, Parvela and Sortland bring up many themes that add depth to their dystopia, while the book still remains primarily an entertaining and fast-moving novel. In this case, the entertainment and fast-moving plot are advantages as Kepler 62 also draws in children who tend not to enjoy books. But bookworms shall also enjoy the collaboration between Parvela, Sortland and Pitkänen. After all, who doesn’t love a well-written adventure?” Lumiomena blog

“Pasi Pitkänen’s illustrations are a major part of the book and in places the particularly dark pictures, which speak volumes, create powerful additional tension alongside the text. […] [The illustrations] are so well-placed within the text and are so successful that the pictures immediately catch the reader’s eye, move the story forward and, at the most exciting parts, even send a shiver down your spine…” Nuorille ja naperoille children’s book blog

Praise from foreign publishers

“We’ve been looking for an illustrated series that is full of suspense, easy to read and will capture the imaginations of reluctant readers, and KEPLER62 is a perfect fit!”– Cécile Verdier, Nathan, France