The Story of Matthew Buzzington by Andy Stanton

The Story of Matthew Buzzington

Written by Andy Stanton
Illustrated by Ross Collins

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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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 the Big City. Easily picked on by the biggest and meanest boy in his new school, Matthew needs to show how special he is. If only he could turn himself into a fly… When Matthew, his little sister and the big school bully are locked into school together Matthew finds that when everyone believes in him, he can do something rather special. And that is life changing…


The Story of Matthew Buzzington by Andy Stanton

Hilarious story with trademark Stanton-esque nonsense. Matthew Buzzington has a superpower - he can turn into a fly! It's just that it hasn't happened yet, which is pretty bad timing really because there are robbers and flying pineapples out to get him. Can he make his superpower work? A fun, chunky format including stickers.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+


'This imaginative frolic crosses the age-old barrier of comeuppance and friendship' - Irish Examiner

“laugh-out-loud funny, short enough to be read as a class … and so well written that it will appeal to any child wanting to enjoy a really funny read” - Learning Support

About the Author

Andy Stanton

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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120 pages


Andy Stanton
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2014




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