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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
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Fresh and funny . . . truly cheering entertainment
This fast paced adventure is full of warmth and wit
I loved Uma - utterly brilliant
This warm-hearted adventure is packed with silliness and madcap antics
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This may come as a surprise, but not every author starts out as one. Many have a variety of jobs before they even think of picking up that pen and putting it to paper. Here, Sam Copeland – author of the hit Charlie Changes into a Chicken series and new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything – shares his story.