Multi- award winning debut of a real comic talent. Writing that is genuinely funny with the depiction of a relatable warm family relationship
Children’s Book of the Year, The British Book Industry Awards 2016 - Overall winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 - Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016.
Oh the anguish! Luke is a comic-reading super-hero expert, but he’s gone for a wee at the crucial moment when an alien arrives in his tree-house and it’s his never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother Zach who gets superpowers and instructions to save the universe – life couldn’t get any unfairer. But even super-heroes need back up, and when Zach is kidnapped, it falls to Luke to save his brother and the world. This is an excellent adventure story with real heart, that’s also properly funny, with humour that comes from the characters as well as the situation. A sequel is promised and can’t come soon enough.
Kirsty Stansfield, Fiction Editor at Nosy Crow says says: "The idea behind this book is genius. It’s funny and clever, and the way Luke steps up to help his older brother despite the MASSIVE UNFAIRNESS of it all is a joy to read. My Brother is a Superhero is a great book destined for greatness.”
Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world...
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“You’ll laugh until you fall out of your tree house!” Steve Coogan
|Publication date:||2nd July 2015|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners, If They Like...They'll Love, Reviewed by Children|
David Solomons has been writing screenplays for many years. His first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It starring Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard. My Brother is a Superhero is his first novel for children. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Dorset with his wife, the novelist Natasha Solomons, and their son, Luke.More About David Solomons