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Robin Price - Author

About the Author

Robin Price is the author of three historical series’ Spartapuss , The Olympuss Games and Beowuff – where cats and dogs rule the world. His graphic novel London Deep was chosen as a Recommend Read for World Book Day in 2011. An Olivier nominated songwriter, Robin writes songs for Tall Stories theatre company. His writing credits include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson) and a musical version of Something Else by the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. When he’s not writing books. Robin leads creative writing workshops for kids and has run writing workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Club.

Featured books by Robin Price

Eye of the Cyclaw

Eye of the Cyclaw

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2014

This series brings history brilliantly alive in a fun way for children aged 6+. This is the second in a series of 4 featuring all manner of cats; no humans to be found in the pages at all.  

Son of Spartapuss

Son of Spartapuss

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The Olympuss Games series is set in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Cats rule the world, people have never existed. This 4 book quest is a 'purrfect' way of bringing history alive for 6-8 year olds. Each title is packed with fun historical facts about ancient Greece and ancient Rome and there are photocopiable writing resources to download from the publisher www.mogzilla.co.uk.

Other books by Robin Price

London Sink

London Sink

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Son of Spartapuss

Son of Spartapuss

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Cleocatra's Kushion

Cleocatra's Kushion

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Age range 8 to 12 Spartapuss books are filled with marvellous characters and weird historical facts, which makes them ideal for both cat lovers and history enthusiasts from around 7 years and upwards. 'Packed with more catty puns than you ever thought pawssible, this witty Roman romp is history with cattitude.' - Junior Magazine

Theadneedle

Theadneedle

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Ages 9 to 12 years The London Deep series is half graphic novel and half book - with comic art on every page. It's set in the future in a flooded London, where rival police forces for kids and adults compete to keep the peace. London is menaced by a mysterious plague. The disease, which leaves a spider web pattern of fine lines upon the victim, has been nicknamed 'Threadneedle'. The YPD order a full scale evacuation of London, claiming that adults are the carriers. When her father is taken to a 'Safeguarding' centre, Jemima Mallard enlists the help of a team of mercenaries to bust him out.

Stars of Olympuss

Stars of Olympuss

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Follow SOS and his fiery friend Furia on a quest that takes them from gladiator school to Mount Olympuss. Find out more at www.spartapuss.co.uk

Caligula

Caligula

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Threadneedle 01

Threadneedle 01

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2016

Eye of the Cyclaw

Eye of the Cyclaw

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2014

This series brings history brilliantly alive in a fun way for children aged 6+. This is the second in a series of 4 featuring all manner of cats; no humans to be found in the pages at all.  

Count Milkula

Count Milkula

Author: Robin Price, Woodrow Phoenix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

A funny tale about a milk drinking vampire, or mampire, from the Monotonous Mountains of Mamsylvania In this vividly illustrated story, Lemmy's world turns upside down when his baby brother Cally comes home from the hospital: he has to give up his bedroom, listen to Cally's constant crying, and fight for his parents' attention. When Lemmy turns to Gran for comfort, she relays a fantastical story about Mampires, milk-crazed creatures from the Monotonous Mountains of Mamsylvania who can't do anything by themselves--not unlike baby brothers. Count Milkula, in particular, has a hard time coping when his usual milk sources disappear. He seeks help from a clever boy (named Lemmy!) who discovers how wonderful it feels to assist others.

I am Spartapuss Spartapuss Tales

I am Spartapuss Spartapuss Tales

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2013

Historically accurate and full of enchanting wordplay, this fanciful tale set in Rome in 36 AD follows the adventures of Spartapuss, via his diary entries, as the Feline Empire falls into the hands of Emperor Tiberius' tyrannical heir, Catligula. When someone scrawls a nasty poem about the royal felines on Spatopia's vomitorium walls during a visit to the spa from Catligula and his mother Mewlia, Spartapuss is held responsible. Fortune takes a wicked turn when he's thrown in jail and transferred to a gladiator training school. When the Emperor goes on an endless vacation, the foul Catligula takes control of the Empire and creates new laws. Now Spartapuss's only chance for freedom lies in his ability to defeat his opponents in the gladiator arena.

Cleocatra's Kushion

Cleocatra's Kushion

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2013

The Spartapuss series follows the diary of a gladiator cat from Rome to the Land of the Kitons (A.K.A. Britain) and beyond. In the fifth exciting Spartapuss adventure, the Son of Spartapuss (nicknamed 'SOS' for short) visits Rome and falls in love with a female with the most beautiful name he has ever heard. He invites the fair Haireena on a date to the Emperor's unfinished Golden Palace, but things get off to a terrible start. The pair are discovered by the cruel emperor Nero, who decides that Haireena will make the perfect present for his favourite gladiator. After breaking out of Hades Row, (Rome's Worst Prison), SOS chases the gladiator only to find that he's taken Haireena on a secret mission in search of a treasure cavern at the source of the river Nile. Their journey to the Kingdom of the Kushites is full of shocks, crocs and a touch of magic, courtesy of Cleocatra's Kushion.

Beowuff & the Horrid Hen

Beowuff & the Horrid Hen

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2013

Banished from his homeland, Viking dog Beowuff finds himself shipwrecked on a troubled island. Its King needs a champion. His hall is under attack from the hideous Hendel - an evil chicken of monstrous proportions. About the book: Beowuff's story echoes the tale of 'Beowulf' - one of the earliest recorded poems in Old English (Anglo-Saxon). 'It was surely only a matter of time before the creator of the witty and popular Spartapuss series of adventures, set in a feline-focused version of ancient Rome, found another historical direction to explore with his tireless punnery and scholarly attention to detail. Beowuff is a hilarious reimagining of the earliest recorded poem in Old English, combining shamelessly silly wordplay (for example, our furry and fallible hero must defeat Hendel, an evil, giant chicken) with authentically Anglo-Saxon literary language and conceits.'

Cleocatra's Kushion

Cleocatra's Kushion

Author: Robin Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2010

In the fifth exciting adventure, the Son of Spartapuss (nicknamed 'SOS' for short) visits Rome and falls in love with a female with the most beautiful name he has ever heard. He invites the fair Haireena on a date to the Emperor's unfinished Golden Palace. But things get off to a shaky start when the pair are discovered by the cruel emperor Nero, who decides that Haireena will make the perfect present for his favorite gladiator. After breaking out of Hades Row (Rome's Worst Prison), SOS chases the gladiator only to find that he's taken Haireena on a secret mission in search of a treasure cavern at the source of the river Nile. Their journey to the Kingdom of the Kushites is full of shocks, crocs, and lots of magic, courtesy of Cleocatra's Kushion.

Boudicat Spartapuss Tales

Boudicat Spartapuss Tales

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Action-packed and full of historical details, the Spartapuss series follows the diary of a gladiator cat from Rome to the Land of the Kitons (A.K.A. Britain). Boudicat, the fourth book in the Spartapuss series, was awarded an 'Exclusively Independent' pick of the month award. In Boudicat, the forth title in the series, Queen Boudicat has declared war on Rome and wants Spartapuss to join her rebel army. Our ginger hero can't see how a tiny tribe of Kitons can take on the mighty Feline Empire. But warrior queens don't take 'No' for an answer. Boudicat is not for turning, she's for burning! The books are filled with marvelous characters and weird historical facts, which makes them ideal for both cat-lovers and history enthusiasts from around 8 years and upwards. You don't need to have read the other Spartapuss titles to enjoy Boudicat. An exciting series... really good books. I would recommend them to 10 year olds and upwards who enjoy thrillers that you can't put down 'til you've read the whole thing! Flora Murray, Dalry Secondary School S1, The Journal of Classics Teaching.

Boudicat

Boudicat

Author: Robin Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2008

Queen Boudicat has declared war on the Feline Empire and wants everyone to join her rebel army. Spartapuss can't see how a tiny tribe can take on the might of Rome. But warrior queens don't take 'No' for an answer. The fourth title in the Spartapuss series, this book is suitable for kids aged 8 and above and for cat lovers of all ages.

Die Clawdius Spartapuss Tales

Die Clawdius Spartapuss Tales

Author: Robin Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Clawdius, the least likely Emperor in Roman history, needs to show his enemies who's boss. So he decides to invade Spartapuss' home - The Land of the Kittons. As battle lines are drawn, Spartapuss must take sides. Can the magic of the Mewids help him to make the right choice?

Die Clawdius Spartapuss Tales

Die Clawdius Spartapuss Tales

Author: Robin Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

In the third installment of the series, six-clawed hero Spartapuss is horrified to find that the Emperor is planning an invasion of the Land of the Kitons, aka Great Britain. Clawdius, the least likely emperor in Roman history, needs to show his enemies who is boss. While Spartapuss has always wanted to visit his birthplace--famous for its terrible food, evil weather, and the tuneless howling of its savage tribes--he is loath to journey there as part of an invasion. However, he soon finds himself rounded up and forced aboard the first ship in the invasion fleet and part of the landing party that sets out to search for the Kiton Army. Soon captured by two warriors, Spartapuss manages to escape into the woods, where he meets Furg, a young Kiton studying to become a Mewid. After joining her at Mewid training school, Spartapuss realizes he must choose between his new friends and the Emperor. Can the magic of the Mewids help him make the right decision?

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