“Space Gerbil is brilliant!” David Solomons set to launch Supervillains in sleepy Bradford-on-Avon

Repro_MyEvilTwin_cvr.inddWith only three weeks to go until the big day, it’s time to remind you of the fantastic events we have in store for you. Events are free but places do need to be booked and you might need to hurry because we’re sure this event in particular is going to be very popular.

We are very proud to announce that David Solomons is launching his brand new book at the Festival. My Evil Twin is a Super Villain is the third in his award-winning series. David scooped the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2016 with My Brother is a Superhero. As The Guardian says, this series is ‘ideal for comic readers and superhero experts’

We asked children’s author, Fleur Hitchcock and local young book aficionados, Laurie and Mae to give us their thoughts on the latest installment.

My Evil Twin is a Supervillain by David Solomons 7+

The third in this very likeable series, about Luke and his Super-powered brother Zack. In this episode, Luke comes up against his own double from another dimension, the scarily able Stellar. But what does Stellar want with Luke and Zack and why is he so unbelievably irritating? A really well written story that combines thrills with laughs, and races through space and time and IKEA – this is a must for lovers of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid. Solomons weaves in family, sibling rivalry, an extensive knowledge of comic book heroes and a brief explanation of Schrodinger’s cat. I’d recommend that you start with the first in the series, and romp through to this one.

Fleur Hitchcock

After crash-landing Zorbon the Decider’s spacecraft in IKEA, Luke is confronted with Stellar, his evil twin from another dimension. From his superhero hair to his rocket-powered shoes, Stellar is up to no good, and Luke must BRING HIM DOWN!

This is the third book in the series and we both really, really, enjoyed it, just as much as the first (‘My Brother is a Superhero’). We thought the plot was amazingly fast-paced and thrilling and the characters made us laugh loads (especially the villains!). It’s like a comic-book in a novel.

We loved the way the author describes what it’s like to travel to different universes, you really feel like you’re going there yourself. Space Gerbil is brilliant! We can’t wait for book four – tell us there’s a book four!

Laurie and Mae Campbell, (aged 12 & 9)

Don’t miss David’s event on 15th July. It’s at 11.45am

Check out the details on our Programme of Events page and contact the library to reserve your FREE place.

Tel. 01225 863280 or  email: bradfordlibrary@wiltshire.gov.uk

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About Maudie Smith

Children's writer, specialising in aliens, mermaids, magic cakes and wayward onions. Author of the Opal Moonbaby books. http://www.maudiesmith.co.uk/
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