Author(s): Gary Northfield
After the huge success of Rumble with the Romans!, celebrated author and illustrator Gary Northfield creates another brilliantly fast-paced, funny and utterly bonkers adventure for Julius Zebra and his hapless pals to go on. Emperor Hadrian has one last favour to ask of the gladiator animals before he will grant them their greatest wish - freedom. They must go to the far-off and strange land of Britain to win over the crowds of his empire. But this will be no happy-go-lucky holiday...Instead of buckets and spades, our stripy hero and his friends will need all their powers and wits about them if they're going to survive their most wild and rebellious opponents yet. Cram-packed with jokes and bursting with action, this is a hilarious romp and mad-cap introduction to Roman Britain.
This is an irreverent, fast-paced and zany introduction to Roman Britain. [...] Educational and hilarious! South Wales Evening Post ...a completely ludicrous and hilarious story [...] The pages are packed with cartoon pictures making the whole thing zany and completely nutty Newbury Weekly News This exciting book is inspired by real life at the time of the Romans. But there's an awesome twist - the animals are the gladiators! [...] If you read it you'll find out facts without it being boring! The pics are really skilfully drawn - if you like Tom Gates you'll love this book. It made me laugh out loud! -- Young Reviewer NG Kids Cram-packed with jokes and bursting with action, this is a hilarious romp and mad-cap intro to Roman Britain. Surrey Advertiser, Junior News and Mail, Advertiser & Examiner ...a brilliant mix of historical fact and silly fiction. The Express This lively book is indeed a comic romp, and follows on from the previous Rumble with the Romans. There are so many fun features in this book that it cannot fail to be an attractive read. [...] Funny, witty and outrageous - this is a worthwhile addition to any collection. The School Librarian
Gary Northfield has been writing and drawing comics since 2002. He is most famous for Derek the Sheep - a comic strip that appeared in The Beano. Gary has also created comics for National Geographic Kids magazine, The Phoenix, The Dandy, The DFC, Horrible Histories magazine, Horrible Science magazine and The Magical World of Roald Dahl. Gary is the author of the highly-acclaimed The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs published by Walker Books. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! has been sold internationally. Gary lives in Belvedere, Kent. Follow him on Twitter @gnorthfield.