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The Story of Matthew Buzzington

Written by Andy Stanton

Illustrated by Ross Collins

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Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

Reading age 8+, interest age 9+. The bestselling creator of Mr Gum turns his hand to a wildly fanciful story about a boy with a very unusual power; he can turn himself into a fly. Matthew Buzzington’s adventures including getting locked into school and dealing with the big robber and the little robber. And dealing with becoming a fly.  With a reading age of 8+ but an interest age of 9-12, this novel can be enjoyed by the struggling or reluctant reader just as much as by an avid 8 year old reader.

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The Story of Matthew Buzzington Synopsis

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.

The Story of Matthew Buzzington Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9781781124147
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781124147
Publication date: 16/11/2011
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124147
Publication date: 16th November 2011
Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

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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