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Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Sam Copeland
Illustrated by Sarah Horne
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
Category/GenreApril Childrens Books
April Childrens - Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9780241439210
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 21 January 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


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

Author Biography

Sam Copeland (Author) Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a shock 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 and its two sequels, Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex and Charlie Morphs Into a Mammoth. Despite legal threats, he refuses to stop writing. 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.


Fresh and funny . . . truly cheering entertainment -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times * This fast paced adventure is full of warmth and wit * Sunday Express * I loved Uma - utterly brilliant * Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl * This warm-hearted adventure is packed with silliness and madcap antics * S Magazine *