Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything (Paperback)
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Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 21/01/2021
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'Fresh and funny' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

The 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

'Slapstick, satire, silliness . . . truly cheering entertainment' - Sunday Times Best Books for Children 2021

'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

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241439210
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Fresh and funny . . . truly cheering entertainment - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

This fast paced adventure is full of warmth and wit - Sunday Express

I loved Uma - utterly brilliant - Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl

This warm-hearted adventure is packed with silliness and madcap antics - S Magazine

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Gavin Hetherington

“A Brilliant Comedic and Heart-felt Adventure”

I absolutely adored this book! This book follows Uma who lives with her father who doesn't really talk to her following the loss of Uma's mother. One day, she ends up coming across this earpiece called... More

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“Another hilarious and heartfelt hit”

Copeland has done it again.

10-year-old Uma Gnuderson is grieving great personal loss and desperately trying to navigate the heartache and confusion. A process compounded by the fact her father’s no longer fully... More

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“Hilarious writing and illustration at its best”

This book is one of the those rare things that is able to mix the incredibly funny with the desperately sad.

Handled perfectly, we are taken on a journey through slapstick comedy, heart felt poignancy and a blooming... More

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