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My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord
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David Solomons is a screenwriter whose first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It (starring Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard, with gala screenings at the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals). His latest film, Not Another Happy Ending, closed the Edinburgh International Film Festival. My Brother is a Superhero was his first novel for children. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Dorset with his wife (and novelist) Natasha, and son, Luke. Follow him at @DavidSolomons2.

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Praise for My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord

"Solomons never lets up on the humor; readers will laugh out loud, as the book uses every superhero cliche imaginable. In a slightly meta and very funny turn, Luke takes advantage of them: his encyclopedic knowledge of comic books gives him a strategic edge over the ETs.Wildly funny." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for My Brother Is a Superhero

"A non-stop action-packed, laugh-out-loud winner of a story. The main characters are finely drawn and their voices are authentic...A great book that will charm reluctant readers as well as anyone who has ever dreamed of being a superhero." --School Library Journal, starred review "Luke's narration is pitch perfect, providing just the right amount of snark, admiration, and cleverness...A hinted-at sequel will be eagerly anticipated by readers, who will want to return not only for the whizz-bang superhero stuff but also for the memorable and carefully developed sibling dynamic." --BCCB

"A loving tribute to the genre consumed with capes, masks, supervillains, and great responsibility." --Kirkus Reviews

"Comic-book devotees like Luke will appreciate references to familiar characters (Zack initially christens himself Starman until Luke reminds him, "There's already a Starman. You'll probably get sued"), but all readers will enjoy the deadpan narration that reveals the unexpected difficulties of being a modern-day superhero." --Publishers Weekly

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