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Mr Benn - Gladiator

Written by David McKee

Part of the Mr Benn Series

Mr Benn - Gladiator Synopsis

Mr Benn always visits a costume shop, chooses a costume and goes through a special door. Then, as if by magic, he can travel to the era represented by the costume. This time he choosesa gladiator costume . . . and he is transported to Ancient Rome. But he has forgotten that gladiators fought one another. When the Emperor spots Mr Benn, he has him carried off to the arena. The worried gladiators there explain that they must fight, even though fighting is wrong. Will it be thumbs down for the alternative entertainment Mr Benn proposes?

Mr Benn - Gladiator Press Reviews

Thumbs up for Mr Benn -- Jane Doonan * T.E.S. * Great for those almost ready for novels, and everyone else! * Primary Times * A good first book for an early reader with excellent pictures. * Education Otherwise * A fascinating book * Child Education * Wonderfully written story. * 5 to 7 Educator *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842703724
Publication date: 6th October 2005
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About David McKee

David is the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for Punch, Reader's Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David is the winner of the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year Award. He lives in Arles, France and in London.

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