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Summary

A brilliantly funny story from a meteoric new voice in children's fiction. Luke is a comic-mad 11-year-old who shares a tree house with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time.

While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his archnemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world....

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. Hilariously narrated by Joe Thomas, star of The Inbetweeners and Fresh Meat.

©2015 David Solomons (P)2017 Nosy Crow Ltd

Critic reviews

"Full of comic-hero references, the book is a hoot." ( The Sunday Times)
"It blends an exhaustive knowledge of fantasy fiction in books, film, television, comics and computer games (which works even for uninitiates) with a well-observed understanding of family relationships, sibling rivalry, friendships and the things that can be horrible about starting secondary school." ( The Times)
"You know a book is going to be good when you're giggling after five minutes. Luke, the comic-reading, superhero expert, goes for a wee and on his return discovers his older brother, Zack, has been visited by aliens and has superpowers. Luke is both jealous and secretly impressed. However, when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, it is Luke and his friends who come to the rescue. Ideal for comic readers and superhero experts." ( The Guardian)

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Great fun

Yes yes I know this is a children's book, but sometimes it's good to go for something a little more innocent.

This is a fun book for kids to listen to, and there's also some great humour that adults will enjoy. Plenty of nerdy references for both young and old.

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MY FAV BOOK!!

I loved this so much it was very entertaining and full of detail I recommend this book to anyone and all ages :D

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  • 03-08-20

5 stars!

I think it was very, very interesting. I like it because it is very creative. Zorbon is very cool. - Sol age 6 1/2

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Loved it

This story completely won over my 2 children aged 9 and 6. They loved it.

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Omg amazing

Omg this is so good highly recommend for everyone coz so good
Definitely get just a hidden gem 4 me

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Fabulous

A fabulous tale about superheroes, saving the world and and friendships. Very good book!

Includes fun modern twists and a fiendishly clever plot that unravels perfectly throughout the story.

I couldn't wait to find out what happens next and I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite not knowing much about superheroes.

The narration is superb and the voices are different for different characters. Well done to the author and narrator!

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Great story!

This book was really engaging, as well as adding a bit of humour to the scene.

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EPIC

This is a amazing book cant want to read the other ones omg!!

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Star lad🌝.The first book

I give it a 5\5🔥.love it.I'm not sure if you would.😁😊I love 💘the bad gise

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Wish my brother was too...

A very exciting, edge of the seat listen. Joe Thomas is the perfect voice of "Luke Parker". Looking forward to listening to the other My...is... series by David Solomons.

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Cute story!

Very cute story with a good mix of humor and adventure. I think kids will love it!

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  • Tiffany Michaud
  • 24-01-18

Wow! Much better than expected!

Loved it! The British accent made it wonderful to listen to and the story...I just couldn't stop listening!

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