Timo Parvela
Pasi Pitkänen
Publication date
Due September 2020
Piggsvin Forlag & WSOY
Format info

Kepler62 The New World 5: Gaia

Kepler62 - Uusi maailma: Gaia

The Kepler62 adventure continues

Joni, Ari and X’s lives finally return to normal as the children decide to go back to earth. They can’t stop thinking and worrying about the children who were left behind on earth – not to mention X’s clone siblings. Is it really fair that they’re the only ones to have escaped?

But returning to earth isn’t as easy as they’d hoped, especially with a broken spacecraft that needs fixing. Fixing the spacecraft requires all hands on deck, but someone is out to sabotage the project!

The children’s main question is what kind of earth will be waiting for them?

Bestseller authors Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland continue their award-winning formula of taking it in turns to write books. Illustrator Pasi Pitkänen’s powerful illustrations of their alien world and its inhabitants complements their storytelling perfectly.

Kepler62’s new inhabitants, a motley crew of children and few grown-ups, find themselves divided into two camps. This sets the scene for series two: each author focuses on the trials and tribulations of one tribe, with their stories eventually coming together as the series progresses. Each book in series two tells a stand-alone story, unlike the continuous story told by the first series. Timo Parvela has written books 1, 3 and 5, while Bjorn Sortland has written books 2 and 4. Pasi Pitkänen has illustrated all five books.


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


4-colour illustrations
Age: 9+

Series rights sold

Polish (Widnokrąg)
Russian (Phoenix)