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Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

By Anthony McGowan

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2010
A stinking alien commander. ight freaky kids. nd 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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Alexander saves the world from alien invasion, armed only with the faded underpants of a scientific genius! Hilarious, exciting and original writing from a highly acclaimed author.

About the Author

Anthony McGowan was born in Manchester in 1965. Educated at a Leeds comprehensive, he won't say that his characters' schooldays are exactly based on his own but he certainly writes from experience. Before turning to writing full-time, Anthony gained a PhD in Philosophy, worked as a nightclub bouncer, an Open University tutor, a journalist and a civil servant. He won the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize and Catalyst Award for his teenage novel Henry Tumour. He is married to Rebecca Campbell, a fashion designer and novelist. They have two young children and live in north London.


"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 *

EAN: 9780440869245
ISBN: 0440869242
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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