Einstein's Underpants: And how They Saved the World

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Corgi Yearling, 2010 - Children's stories - 312 pages
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"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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Einstein's underpants

User Review  - Ghkl - Tesco

Bought this for Xmas, and my son loved reading it. Read full review

Funny and a good read

User Review  - Homebaking - Tesco

My 11yr old says "it's dramatic and funny and shows friendships in a time of need." Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

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