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My Cousin Is a Time Traveller

Written by David Solomons

Part of the My Brother is a Superhero Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Humorous Star Books

LoveReading View on My Cousin Is a Time Traveller

Top comedy from a superhero writer

David Solomons is utterly brilliant, and My Cousin is a Time Traveller is a work of comedy genius. It’s full of pitch-perfect observational humour, with a plot that magnifies real fears (machines taking over the world) to ridiculous and hilarious levels (led by toasters and a washer-dryer*); and it packs more and better superhero in-jokes into one chapter than the Marvel film franchise has managed in its entire oeuvre. And there’s a terrifically exciting story too. Simply the best entertainment to be had between two covers.

*after all, there’s more technology in the average washing machine than there was in the Apollo space programme that sent a rocket to the Moon.

Andrea Reece

Other Info

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “Nothing cheers me up like a new Solomons. And this one does not disappoint. Laughs, but proper emotional heft too. Brilliant.”

The fifth in the hilarious, award-winning and bestselling series – over 205,000 copies sold to date!

My Cousin Is a Time Traveller Synopsis

Luke's dad has bought a lot of gadgets recently and not one of them works as it's supposed to. Maybe it's because a machine-from-the-future is stalking Bromley, playing havoc with all the tech and trying to stop Star Lad going on a date. Could this be the Rise of the Machines? Luke knows what he must do - he just needs his fellow SCARF members to help, or it will be the end of everything...

Cover artwork by Robin Boyden

My Cousin Is a Time Traveller Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, My Brother is a Superhero. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Nicholas Butler, age 9 - 'My Brother Is a Superhero is a really exciting book, really funny and packed with outstanding vocabulary.'
  • Joseph Harris-Hart, age 13 -'A book definitely for children who like superheroes with a bit of witty banter throughout the story.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A brilliantly funny adventure with twists, turns, crazy characters and a really hilarious ending. Fantastic!'
  • Joshua Zinkin, age 10 - 'This book truly deserves a 10/10 and I would really like it if there was another one in the series.'
  • Isaac, age 11 - 'This book was one of the best I've read in Lovereading. It had everything an imaginative child would want.'
  • Alex Crisp, age 9 - 'As I really love superheroes, this book especially appealed to me, but I think other people would enjoy it even if they don't know much about superheroes.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'It was hard to put down as there was so much suspense and excitement that I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.'
  • Calum, age 11 - 'I rate this book a 5/5 because it hooks you in and then keeps you in another world. I was so addicted to it that my mum had to make me put it down.'
  • Ross Dawson, age 11 - 'This is a marvellous comic lovers' adventure story. If you enjoy a good cliffhanger, then this is the book for you!'
  • Rohan Delamere, age 9 - 'An epic book about a boy called Luke who has to save his brother - who happens to be a superhero!'
  • Charlotte Rosevear, age 11 - 'I think this is an amazing book and would recommend it to anyone.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 9 - 'I recommend this book to 10+ superhero fans who love adventure books. I give this book a green, I mean red, I mean great 101/100!'
  • Danny Belton, age 9 - 'I loved this book and I also loved the way that the author carried on with the story line.'

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ISBN: 9780857639929
Publication date: 27/06/2019
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857639929
Publication date: 27th June 2019
Author: David Solomons
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Humorous
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children, Star Books

About David Solomons

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.

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