Lord Commander Horatio Frederick Wallington Nincompoop Maximus Pimpleberry the Third (or Horace, for short) has been a statue on a plinth in Princes Park for hundreds of years. But now he's friends with Harriet and every time he leaves his pedestal he's ready for all sorts of adventures. This time the two meet up in Rome where Horace poses as a gladiator, impresses as a statue, and is reunited with a long-lost relative. Packed with splendiferous pictures this is a
rollicking read for children of five and up.
Clare Elsom is a freelance illustrator. She has illustrated the picture book The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie by Jamie Rix and is the illustrator of the exciting cycling series Flying Fergus written by Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy (with some help from Joanna Nadin) and the Maisie Mae series for Little Brown Books (written by Poppy Harper).More about Clare Elsom