Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 07 Jul 2022
ISBN: 9780857639936
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 336 pages

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy


A brilliantly funny story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world. Exciting new fiction from the bestselling, award-winning author of My Brother is a Superhero.

Gavin’s got a new neighbour and she’s really annoying. Niki follows him everywhere, bosses him about, and doesn’t care that her parents will obliterate Earth with their galactic warships if she doesn’t stop running away from them. Can Niki and Gavin sort out the alien despots (aka Mum and Dad) and save the planet? Possibly. Will they become friends along the way? Doubtful…

‘David Solomons represents the best in contemporary comic writing for children’ — Guardian

A hilarious new story from the author of My Brother Is a Superhero, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the British Book Industry Awards Children’s Book of the Year. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel and David Walliams.

Read the My Brother is a Superhero series:

  • My Brother Is a Superhero
  • My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
  • My Evil Twin is a Supervillain
  • My Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a Jar
  • My Cousin is a Time-Traveller

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“Madly inventive and with a message about the importance of family, this is not to be missed.”

– Sally Morris, Daily Mail

“Solomons’ hilarious writing is perfectly judged for comic and superhero fans of 9+.”

– Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

“[A] fun, laugh-out-loud family adventure that proves families can come in all shapes and sizes – and that you never know who might become your best friend.”

– Helen Symington, The Scotsman

“[T]he beguiling mix of high-octane action, rib-tickling humour, outrageous plot twists, and genuine heartwarming emotion is guaranteed to have readers gasping and guffawing in equal measure.”

– Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“Solomon’s My Brother Is A Superhero! (2015) became a reader favourite and we can see this offering will also be a star!”

– The Sunday Post

“This new story by award-winning author David Solomons is a blend of science fiction and comedy, and shows what it might really be like if aliens came to visit.”

The Week Junior

“David Solomons is back with another out-of-this-world (though the action does take place on earth), laugh-out-loud stand-alone story.”

Armadillo Magazine

“[B]ehind the dry humour, exotic characters and twisting plot is a universal tale about finding your place in the world among people who care about you. Expect this story to stay with you for a long time.”

– BookTrust

“Heartwarming and wildly inventive.”

– Sally Morris, Daily Mail

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