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Illustrated ByRoss Collins
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 9+ readers
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Publication date16th November 2011
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Written by: Andy Stanton
Illustrated by: Ross Collins
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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…
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SynopsisThe Story of Matthew Buzzington by Andy Stanton
Mathew Buzzington thinks he can turn into a fly. Can he use his powers to beat the school bully? Hilarious comedy from the hugely successful author of the Mr Gum books.
Award-winning publisher Barrington Stoke have a decade of experience in publishing books for the dyslexic, struggling and reluctant reader and have sold nearly 3 million books worldwide.
'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 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.
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