The first in a brand new series from the fevered imagination of the award-winning, bestselling author of MR GUM.
Welcome to the last days of Pompeii as you've NEVER imagined them before! Join fart-trader Caecilius, his wife, Vesuvius, and their ten-year-old son, Filius, in a bizarre world of accidental gladiators, pizza-emitting volcanoes and the legendary Ma-wol-n-f.
You'll meet the household servant, Slavius; thrill at the misadventures of Barkus Wooferinicum and generally have an uproariously hilarious time of it all.
Full of ludicrous characters, surreal escapades and outrageous word play - if you thought Mr Gum was weird, then get a load of the Ancient Pompeiians!
A hilarious new series from the funniest that will have 7+ readers howling with laughter.
Did you know that rotten old villain, Mr Gum, has sold 3.6 million books in the UK alone?
Praise for Mr Gum:
'Completely hilarious . . . Kind of the League of Gentlemen for kids' Zoe Ball
'They're the funniest books . . . I can't recommend them enough' Stephen Mangan
Read all Andy Stanton's well brilliant books:
NATBOFF! One Million Years of Stupidity
You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire
Mr Gum and the Goblins
Mr Gum and the Power Crystals
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?
Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree
Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout
Andy Stanton loved books from an early age. Later he progressed to stories with no pictures but he always retained a huge affection for children's books and would read them on trains and buses long before it was fashionable to do so. A string of part-time jobs seemed to be leading nowhere until one Christmas he sat down and wrote a story to entertain his youMore about Andy Stanton