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Andy Stanton - Author

Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. He lives in North London.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Neal Layton
December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple idea and follows it...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man' but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man'. There's a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Creator of the best-selling Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton delights again is this story of the importance of self-belief. 10 year old Matthew Buzzington badly needs some special powers when his family suddenly relocates to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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Sterling and the Canary
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2014
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man' but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man'. There's a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2012
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Here Comes the Poo Bus
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Noelle Davies-Brock
Prize-winning funny book author Andy Stanton of Mr Gum fame has created a gleefully gruesome picture book celebrating just about everything that is nasty! When Uncle toad invites and all to hop aboard his bus they think they are in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Creator of the best-selling Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton delights again is this story of the importance of self-belief. 10 year old Matthew Buzzington badly needs some special powers when his family suddenly relocates to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/11/2011
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Mr Gum in 'the Hound of Lamonic Bibber' Bumper Book
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
7+. Best-selling Mr Gum now has a super-attractive new look. This bumper book with lovely big print and substantial illustrations is not only a great story of the outrageous events in Lamonic Bibber, it also has host of additional stickers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2011
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Sterling and the Canary
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage love affair. From the first moment he sees new girl Lizzie Harris, Sterling Thaxton knows he must go out with her....
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2011
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Here Comes the Poo Bus
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Noelle Davies-Brock
Prize-winning funny book author Andy Stanton of Mr Gum fame has created a gleefully gruesome picture book celebrating just about everything that is nasty! When Uncle toad invites and all to hop aboard his bus they think they are in...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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Mr Gum and the Goblins
Andy Stanton
Old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. Can the brave travellers (the wise old man Friday O'Leary and the small girl Polly) make it past the Three Impossible...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 05/05/2011
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Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011. Prize-winning Andy Stanton's disgusting Mr Gum has gone missing in this new zany and hilarious adventure set in that most unusual of places, Lamonic Bibber. Mr Gum...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2010
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Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures* Hilarious, delightful and utterly, utterly absurd, prize-winning Andy Stanton's truly revolting hero Mr Gum and the extraordinary town of Lamonic Bibber where he lives are back...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2010
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What's for Dinner Mr Gum?
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. Best-selling Mr Gum is back for a sixth hilarious adventure. Mr Gum's tastes have always been revolting but this time he surpasses himself with a passionate indulgence of rancid kebabs dripping with dirty...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Chosen by Michael Rosen. Winner of The Blue Peter book award 2009 'most funny book with pictures' category - Mr Gum is off on his fifth best-selling adventure. And it is as zany and ridiculous as any that have gone before....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2008
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Mr Gum And The Power Crystals
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
As disgusting and wicked as ever, Mr Gum in back for a third set of his dastardly adventures. This time, there's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber. And guess who's to blame for it? Be revolted and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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Mr Gum And The Goblins
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
The third in this series of hugely popular and outrageously funny stories about Mr Gum. Mr Gum is an unusually bad man. This time he's up on Goblin mountain hatching his nasty plans. How will anyone outwit him? As ever,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Mr Gum And The Biscuit Billionaire
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Full of fun, madcap mayhem and crazy action, Mr Gum will I guarantee get the most reluctant reader reading. But rest assured, book lovers will love this special brand of humour too. This is the second Mr Gum book and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2007
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You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Winner of the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.'Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007. Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Developing" 7+ category. What the judges' said:‘an illogical, surreal romp...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2006
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