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

Kepler62 The New World 5: Gaia

Kepler62 - Uusi maailma: Gaia

The Kepler62 adventure continues as the children decide to return to earth.

Joni, Ari and X’s lives finally return to normal as they make the brave decision to return to earth. But they can’t stop thinking about the children who’ve been left behind — 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. Fixing the spacecraft requires all hands on deck, but someone is out to sabotage the project!

Meanwhile, the children can’t stop wondering what kind of earth will be waiting for them.

Bestseller authors Timo Parvela (b. 1964) and Bjørn Sortland (b. 1968) continue their award-winning formula of taking it in turns to write books. Illustrator Pasi Pitkänen’s (b. 1984) powerful illustrations of their alien world and its inhabitants complements their storytelling perfectly.

In season two of Kepler62, a motley crew of children and few grown-ups find themselves divided into two camps. Parvela and Sortland focus on the trials and tribulations of one tribe each, with their stories eventually converging as the series progresses. Each book in season two tells a stand-alone story, unlike the continuous story told in the series’ first season. Timo Parvela is the author of books 1, 3 and 5, while Bjorn Sortland is the author of books 2 and 4.


Season 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+

Rights sold

Chinese, Simplified (Mysterium/Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co., Ltd)
Polish (Widnokrąg)
Russian (Phoenix)