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Winner of the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.'
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007.
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Developing" 7+ category.
What the judges’ said:
‘an illogical, surreal romp with some great one-liners and the kind of book that will make readers out of children that never knew they wanted to read’
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man’ but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man’. There’s a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it.
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
|Publication date:||7th August 2006|
|Publisher:||Egmont Childrens Books|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
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 About Andy Stanton
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