Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree by Andy Stanton

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

Written by Andy Stanton
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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 in this riotous new adventure brought about by a little bit of Spring fever. Touched by the fever, Old Granny O’Leary leads the school children into the Forest of Runtus and after that there is no predicting what might happen next!

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!)

*Here is a list of all the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 nominees:

Best Book with Facts:

Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons

How the World Works - Christiane Dorion

What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas

Most Fun Story with Pictures:

Alienography - Chris Riddell

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton

Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick

Favourite Stories:

Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John

A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve

Tall Story - Candy Gourlay


Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree by Andy Stanton

Follow Polly and Friday on an adventure on the streets of Lamonic Bibber, and watch out for that dastardly villain, Mr Gum, not to mention his sidekick, Billy William.


'Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant! Andy Stanton is far too clever and funny and should be locked away in a very dark place that nobody can find.
Jeremy Strong

'A wickedly entertaining story

'When I read these books aloud, my teen daughters aged 18 and 16 insist on sitting in and listening too. Usually ending up in tears of laughter. The whole family loves Mr Gum - try it, you won't be disappointed.'

'Thank you, thank you Andy Stanton for adding another book to the amazing tales of Mr Gum.'

'They are fantastic...they are brilliant books for adults to read as well...I fully recommend them.'
Zoe Ball live on BBC Radio 2

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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Publication date

30th November 2011




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