Reader Reviewed The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe by Matt Brown
  

The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Written by Matt Brown
Part of the Compton Valance Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

One of our Books of the Year 2014 - June 2014 Debut of the Month Told at a speed to match the time-travel theme of the story, this is a highly entertaining and wittily illustrated adventure which pays a lot of attention to food! Dreamy Compton Valance’s world is turned upside down when he comes across a very old sandwich which has some very unusual powers. Soon Compton Valance and his best-friend Bryan Nylon find they have the amazing power to travel through time. It’s a fun and frightening experience and the two boys have a lot of laughs on their unusual travels.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Compton’s life is pretty ordinary, until he creates a time machine and goes back in time. However, he doesn’t realise that what happens in the past changes the present and the future. This amusing and highly illustrated book presents complex ideas about time travel in a way that is extremely appealing to young boys. (Ages 9–11)
~ Andrea Rayner

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading4kids expert opinion some of our Kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'This is a crazy, fast paced and hilarious time travel adventure. I loved the cartoons and extra info added to each page in the small print and I really, really enjoyed reading it.' Read full review >
  • Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'Quite an interesting book that tries to be funny but isn't as humorous as other books like it.' Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 10 - 'this is going to be a hilarious beginning to a brilliant series.' Read full review >
  • Toby Slocombe, age 10 - 'Compton Valance is a fantastic book.' Read full review >
  • Alex Bateman, age 8 - 'There were lots of very funny bits in the book but it seemed like it was trying too hard to be funny.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Harrison, age 7 - 'It was very funny because I liked the small writing at the bottom of some pages. I would like to read the next one of these.' Read full review >
  • Sarankan Selvanathan, age 10 - 'I have to admit this is one of the most weirdest books I have read.  At first I thought it was a story and then a blurb!  But it is really full of suspense.'  Read full review >
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 8 - 'I liked this book because it was a bit unpredicatable it was a nice surprise not knowing what would happen next.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe by Matt Brown

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first Time Machine (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world's first pair of custard trousers? Things are about to get totally scrambled for Compton Valance.

Reviews

“Funny, clever, brilliant – I love this book. Buy it immediately!” - Dermot O’Leary

“An immensely clever, imaginative and pretty gross (in only a way a child will relish) read with plenty of twists. Basically perfect in every way.” - Myleene Klass

About the Author

Matt Brown

Matt Brown has worked as a radio producer, DJ and TV presenter, appearing on children’s channel Nickelodeon and hosting shows including The Bigger Breakfast, Love Island Aftersun and “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now!”. He is currently the host of Heart Thames Valley radio breakfast show. He has held snakes in jungles, driven huskies in the arctic circle and persuaded a taxi driver in Delhi to let him drive his cab.
As a former children’s TV presenter Matt really knows how to make kids laugh. Matt also admits that writing the books is “a pathetic attempt to curry favour” with his two sons (aged 4 and 7).

Matt has always loved writing stories and has done so ever since he was a kid. He says: “Basically the story is autobiographical even though I have never travelled through time. Compton Valance is a ten-year old, much cooler version of myself.”

See Matt read the first chapter of Compton Valance - and other videos - on his youtube channel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 8 years

Author

Matt Brown
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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2014

ISBN

9781409567776

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