Einstein's Underpants by Anthony McGowan
  

Einstein's Underpants

Written by Anthony McGowan

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A brilliantly funny and utterly inventive tale of useless superheroes and disgusting aliens from the acclaimed Anthony McGowan, ideal for boys of 9-11.

Synopsis

Einstein's Underpants by Anthony McGowan

An alien spaceship heads for Earth, intent on finding a new (human) food source after gobbling up a couple of cosmonauts in orbit...

A meteorite heads for Earth, unknowingly set for collision ...

An underground volcano on Earth is close to eruption and will cause untold destruction and tidal waves of unimaginable proportions...

So, Earth is pretty much doomed. The only thing standing in the way is James. And his mate Melvyn, the unluckiest boy ever known. And a pair of pants that used (possibly) to belong to Einstein and give genius powers to whoever wears them. On his head. James and Melvyn don't even know that they are meant to be superheroes, until James' mad scientist uncle is hauled off to the loony bin, leaving behind instructions for James.

The boys start to pull together a team of kids who all have their own powers - there's. The Hurricane, a boy who can fart in tune; Tortoise Boy, a boy who has ...erm...a tortoise; Felicity, who's really good at organising stuff; and, Really Annoying Girl, who always knows what you're going to say before you say it. Together they must stand to battle the aliens and save the entire planet. Yes, you're right. Earth is doomed.


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Reviews

It's dirty, inventive and made me laugh aloud ... Any kid into Andy Griffiths or the Astrosaurs series will be in ecstasy -- Amanda Craig The Times I loved Einstein's Underpants. It strikes the perfect balance between wacky wahey pants-based fun, and a top quality, energetic sci-fi romp ... The writing style is dramatic, punchy, and is perfectly pitched at its audience. Anthony McGowan is always excellent, and this is no exception. Highly recommended. -- Keith Dudhnath The Bookbag Entirely genius -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph If your nine year old has not yet discovered the world of Anthony McGowan, then now might be the time -- Rachel Carlyle Sunday Express Einstein's Underpants is zany, irreverent and downright absurd - children will love it Independant on Sunday

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which was adapted into a highly acclaimed flm in 2014. Anthony has also written widely for younger children, including the award-winning Donut Diaries series, and Einstein’s Underpants, which was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His upcoming novel, The Art of Failing, is due to come out later this year. He lives in London.

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Anthony McGowan
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Author's Website

anthonymcgowan.com/Hello.ht...

Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780440869245

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