Douglas Adams was the author of the five novels in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (yes, you read that right!); two Dirk Gently novels; Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine); and The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both with John Lloyd). Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Costa Children's Book Award. Chris has been honored with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family.
Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon. --The Washington Post Book World Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain. --The Atlantic Irresistible! --The Boston Globe With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry. --The San Diego Union-Tribune One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius. --David Walliams Really entertaining and fun. --Michael Palin Fizzing with ideas . . . brilliant. --Charlie Brooker Weird and wonderful. --Eoin Colfer It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world. --Tom Baker