Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Summary

'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

Reviews

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

About the authors

Sam Copeland

Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a surprise to him. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife.

He is the author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and spawned two sequels: Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex and Charlie Morphs Into a Mammoth. His other books include Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything and Greta and the Ghost Hunters.

With Jenny Pearson, he has also written Tuchus & Topps Investigate: The Underpants of Chaos.

Despite legal threats, he refuses to stop writing.
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Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

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.
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