What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World


By Henry Clark

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This clever comic adventure from debut author Henry Clark is a truly original and utterly wacky story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world.

The adventure of a lifetime begins between two sofa cushions….

When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop, their search for loose change produces a rare zucchini-colored crayon. Little do they know this peculiar treasure is about to launch them into the middle of a plot to conquer the world!

The kids’ only hope is to trap the plot’s mastermind when he comes to steal the crayon. But how can three kids from the middle of nowhere stop an evil billionaire? With the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificially intelligent domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, they just might be able to save the planet.


  • A 2013 ABA Fall Picks New Voices BookA 2013 ABC Best Book for ChildrenAn Amazon Best Book of the MonthAn Amazon Hot New Releases in Children's Science Fiction Book A Junior Library Guild Selection A 2014-2015 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Master List TitleA 2015 Sakura Medal Nominee"
  • "Clark's debut is refreshingly bonkers. It offers thinking kids humor that is neither afraid of the potty nor confined to it. Most of the characters (and some of the furniture) have their quirks, but there is a realism at the core that readers will respond to."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Fast paced and entertaining...an exciting, suspenseful adventure with many unexpected twists."
    School Library Journal
  • "The novel's swift pace create[s] unyielding suspense....for those destined to become Douglas Adams fans it will be hilarious and gripping."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Will make budding science fiction fans feel like they've been welcomed into a circle of friends for this whirlwind adventure."
    The Bulletin
  • "The adventure and creativity propels one to continue the story."
    Library Media Connection

On Sale
Jul 22, 2014
Page Count
384 pages

Henry Clark

About the Author

Henry Clark is the author of What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World and The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens. He has contributed articles to MAD magazine and published fiction in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in addition to acting at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living-history museum in New York. He now lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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