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.
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 *