Sarah Horne

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything
  • Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

  • The hilarious new book from new funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the hit debut Charlie Changes Into a Chicken.

    Uma Gnuderson has a world 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.

    Until one day she finds a mysterious Bluetooth earpiece, and starts to ask it questions. And it answers them. All of them. It knows everything, from the capital of Mongolia to the colour of her headteacher's underpants.

    The earpiece is actually an incredible high-tech artificial intelligence called Athena. Through Athena, Uma suddenly has the answer to every question she can imagine - and she's going to use them to save her home and her father. But the shadowy corporation who lost Athena are looking for her - and will stop at nothing to get her back...

    Praise for Charlie Changes Into a Chicken:

    'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian
    'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph
    'The best kind of silly' The Observer
    'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Mail on Sunday

Sarah Horne has been an illustrator for over fifteen years, she started her career working for newspapers such as the Guardian and the Independent On Sunday and has since illustrated many funny young fiction titles. She works traditionally with a dip pen and Indian ink, and finishes the work digitally.