Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

Written by Andy Stanton

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Part of the Mr Gum Series

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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 Synopsis

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.

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree Press Reviews

'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
Bookseller

'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.'
Bookcrossing Forum

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

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

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ISBN: 9781405274982
Publication date: 03/05/2010
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405274982
Publication date: 3rd May 2010
Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About 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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