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Posted by Tom, December 4, 2014

“You’ll laugh until you fall out of your tree house”: read an extract from My Brother is a Superhero

Earlier this year, we wrote about an INCREDIBLY exciting acquisition for Nosy Crow. We won My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons at auction – a super-exciting, laugh-out-loud funny novel for 8+ year olds.

This book is AMAZING – brilliantly plotted, clever and quick-witted, warm-hearted, and very, very funny. It is SUCH an incredible debut, and we are so thrilled and proud to be publishing it.

Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year-old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zach. Luke’s only mistake is to need a wee right at the wrong moment. While he’s gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers, then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zach is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends only have five days to find him and save the world…

The book is already getting some rave reviews. Steve Coogan called it: “A brilliantly funny story about growing up, sibling rivalry and saving the world. You’ll laugh until you fall out of our tree house.” And one very lucky young reader has also had the chance to read the book, and he enjoyed it so much that he filmed his response: you can watch the first ever review for My Brother is a Superhero at the top of this post.

And you can also decide for yourself! Here, for the first time, is a very first look inside the book – you can read the opening two chapters of My Brother is a Superhero right here:

If you’re interested in the story of how we came to be publishing the book, you can read Kirsty’s nail-biting account here. My Brother is a Superhero will be published in July, and you can pre-order it today, here.

We’ll be talking about this book a LOT over the upcoming months – if you want to find out more (and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic My Brother is a Superhero prizes) you can sign up to our books newsletter here.

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