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  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439210
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $23.99

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

The hilarious and moving new book from funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling debut 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 . . .

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

  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439210
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $23.99

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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Praise for Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Fresh and funny . . . truly cheering entertainment

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

I loved Uma - utterly brilliant

Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl

This fast paced adventure is full of warmth and wit

Sunday Express

This warm-hearted adventure is packed with silliness and madcap antics

S Magazine