Madagascar meets Gladiator in this hilarious, exciting and action-packed new illustrated chapter book series from celebrated cartoonist Gary Northfield.
From the hilarious, celebrated cartoonist Gary Northfield – author of The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs! – comes a brand-new illustrated chapter book series set in Roman times! From a smelly watering hole deep in the heart of the Serengeti to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be ... gladiators! Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom. But do Julius and his pals have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive? Madagascar meets Gladiator in this exciting, action-packed and hysterically funny story brimming with entertaining Roman facts.
"Sometimes a book comes along that is pure joy, and this is one of them." --Literary Review
"Wonderfully interactive illustrations draw the reader right into the zany world of Julius and his anthropomorphic friends. Fast-paced, full of ridiculously dynamic action and packed with witty historical references, this is Horrible Histories, mammal style!" --Inis Reading Guide
"Behold a bonkers blast-from-the-past, filled with mayhem and historical facts. Young readers will be mesmerised." --Little London