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The Paninis of Pompeii


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 176 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 27/06/2019 ISBN: 9781405293853

The Paninis of Pompeii

Andy Stanton


The first in a brand new series from the fevered imagination of the awardwinning, bestselling author of Mr Gum.

Welcome to the last days of Pompeii as you've NEVER imagined them before! Join farttrader 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 that will have 7+ readers howling with laughter. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Horrible Histories and, of course, Mr Gum.

Selling points

  • It's The Simpsons in Ancient Roman times, full of ludicrous characters, surreal escapades and outrageous wordplay, and the loveable and bonkers Panini family feel like iconic characters already.
  • Knockout package: bold branding, sprayed edges, and hilarious illustrations throughout by Sholto Walker.
  • Mr Gum has sold over 3.6 million copies in the UK, been translated into 32 languages and has won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award and the
    Blue Peter Book Award (twice).
  • The Mr Gum books are being reissued with a knockout new look in May 2019, and a Mr Gum National Theatre musical production is to launch in summer 2019.

Reviews (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


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