Meet author Sam Copeland – 29 January

We invite you to join us to hear hilarious author Sam Copeland talking about his new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything. This is a special event in partnership with Authors Aloud UK and Puffin Books for Gloucestershire schools to celebrate the launch of READ Gloucestershire.

Perfect for Years 4, 5 and 6 click here to visit Sam’s website and learn more about him and his books. And enjoy the first two chapters of UMA and the Answer to Absolutely Everything ahead of the event. 

The event will be streamed LIVE at 10am on Friday 29th January. To register, simply click the link below. 

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot share your registration. Individual children / hourseholds will need to register separately to join the event from a home computer; if you have more than one classroom joining, each classroom will need to be registered separately too.   


UMA and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

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



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