Uma and The Answer To Absolutely Everything

Sam Copeland


Original, hilarious and delightfully madcap


Children's Books > Confident Readers

ISBN: 9780241439210


‘Fresh and funny’ – Sunday Times Children’s Book of the WeekThe hilarious and moving new book from funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken. Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold?

Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her mum died, Uma’s life has been short on answers. Then she finds a genius artificial intelligence called Athena who knows everything. Suddenly Uma has the answer to any question she can imagine – from the capital of Mozambique to the colour of her headteacher’s underpants – and she’s going to use them to save her home and her father.

Along the way, Uma will have to confront the sinister inventor who will stop at nothing to get Athena back – and face up to the fact that not all questions have answers . . . ‘Utterly brilliant’ – Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl’This fast paced adventure is full of warmth and wit’ – Sunday Express’Hilarious and full of heart’ – Jasbinder Bilan, author of Costa-award-winning Asha and the Spirit Bird’Original, hilarious and delightfully madcap’ – Katie Tsang, author of Dragon Mountain’Funnier than an alpaca with a well-honed stand-up routine’ – David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero’Fast, funny and full of heart’ – Amy Sparkes, author of The House at the Edge of Magic’A brilliantly funny story . . . I loved it!’ – Cat Doyle, author of The Storm-Keeper’s Island’Comedy gold’ – Sibeal Pounder, author of Witch Wars

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm