Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Summary

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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

© Sam Copeland 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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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