The hilarious and moving new book from funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken .
Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold? Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her mum died, Uma's life has been short on answers.
Then she finds a genius artificial intelligence called Athena who knows everything.
Suddenly Uma has the answer to any question she can imagine - from the capital of Mozambique to the colour of her headteacher's underpants - and she's going to use them to save her home and her father.
Along the way, Uma will have to confront the sinister inventor who will stop at nothing to get Athena back - and face up to the fact that not all questions have answers . . .
'Utterly brilliant' - Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
'Hilarious and full of heart' - Jasbinder Bilan, author of Costa-award-winning Asha and the Spirit Bird
'Original, hilarious and delightfully madcap' - Katie Tsang, author of Dragon Mountain
'Funnier than an alpaca with a well-honed stand-up routine' - David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero
'Fast, funny and full of heart' - Amy Sparkes, author of The House at the Edge of Magic
'A brilliantly funny story . . . I loved it!' - Cat Doyle, author of The Storm-Keeper's Island
'Comedy gold' - Sibeal Pounder, author of Witch Wars
This is Book 58 in the Private Series. See all Private books here.
Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a shock to him. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife. Sam also works as a dinosaur de-boner, removing skeletons from dinosaurs and giving them to museums. Once the museums have finished with them, he then re-boMore about Sam Copeland
Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and now writes children's comedy. Her other work includes the Atticus Claw series which has been shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award.
Amanda Swift is a former actress. She has written for several children's series and has dramatised Jacqueline Wilson novels fMore about Sarah Horne