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  • Published: 20 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241573136
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

Alex vs Axel: The Impossible Quests




The hilarous new fantasy adventure from the author of Charlie Changes Into a Chicken.

Alex is a normal, everyday kid, living in a normal, everyday city. Axel is a monster-slaying hero, living in a world of magic. But when the two boys mysteriously swap places, each of them ends up being mistaken for the other.

With zero experience of heroism, Alex is thrust into an epic quest to defeat the evil Felonius Gloam, who has stolen the Book of Lifetales and is using it to unravel the very fabric of the world of Aërth. Meanwhile, Axel is faced with double maths, a gran who's six months behind on the rent, and a crucial chess tournament he's got to win – when he doesn't even know how to play.

Can the two boys complete their Impossible Quests and find a way back to their own lives, or will they both discover they don't have a life to come back to . . . ?

  • Published: 20 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241573136
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Sam Copeland

Sam Copeland is the author of Charlie Changes Into a Chicken and Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything, widely considered to be the two funniest children's books ever written . . .

Until Jenny Pearson came on the scene with The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates and The Incredible Record Smashers.

Sam's books have been translated into over twenty foreign languages. So have Jenny Pearson's.

Sam has recently completed Couch to 5k. Jenny has run three marathons in under four hours.

Sam sings soprano and has been told he has the voice of an angel*. Jenny would probably win in an arm wrestle**.


* By his mum.
** This has since been confirmed.

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