Mr Gum And The Goblins by Andy Stanton

Mr Gum And The Goblins

Written by Andy Stanton
Illustrated by David Tazzyman

5+ readers   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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, the answer is unexpected. It’ll take a lemon meringue pie to do it.

Side-splittingly funny, wild and wacky and full of mischief, Mr Gum and his many friends get mixed up in trolls and witches and a lot else besides as they conquer the forces of evil. Are you brave enough? This is the third Mr Gum and the first one; You’re a bad man Mr Gum won one of the major children’s book awards when it was published. It’s a real feel good book for young readers (6-9 year olds are likely to be the core readers but we have testimonials from younger and older readers too) as it’s a book with lots of pages but the text is laid out amongst some hilarious illustrations in such a way that you turn the pages really quickly.

And a must for ALL Mr Gum fans - the Mr Gum Quiz book - FREE TO DOWNLOAD - and test your knowledge - click here (but it's pretty big so it might take short while!)


Mr Gum And The Goblins by Andy Stanton

Shabba me whiskers This is barking bonkers... Well, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They're a-schemin' and a-hatchin' an' making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. Can the wise old man Friday O'Leary and the small girl Polly make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed? In an epic tale of courage, valour and plain idiocy only one thing is sure: The truth is a lemon meringue!


'A wickedly entertaining story for young readers... very funny and made me giggle out loud' The Bookseller

'Worryingly splendid' The Guardian

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info




Andy Stanton
More books by Andy Stanton


Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

6th August 2007




LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

Lovereading 4 schools