Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World by Anthony McGowan
  

Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

Written by Anthony McGowan

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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funniest Book Prize 2010 for Children aged 7-14.



This is a nail-bitingly scary but hilarious story by a prize-winning author, featuring a stinking alien commander, eight freaky kids and a pair of faded Y-fronts. When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ragged crew of school superheroes to help him, including Tortoise Boy, armed with Cedric the tortoise, the Human Hurricane, who possesses untold power in his bottom, and Really Annoying Girl. But can this wild and wacky trio ever hope to save the world armed just with a pack of cards, some toy ray-guns and a pair of old pants for help?

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Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World by Anthony McGowan

A stinking alien commander. Eight freaky kids. And a pair of faded Y-fronts. When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ragged crew of school superheroes to help him, including Tortoise Boy, armed with Cedric the tortoise, the Human Hurricane, who possesses untold power in his bottom, and Really Annoying Girl. But with only a pack of cards, some toy ray-guns and a pair of old pants for help, can they do it? Find out in this nail-bitingly scary but hilarious story by a prize-winning author.


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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.

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Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Anthony McGowan
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Author's Website

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Publisher

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

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780440869245

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