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Mr Benn - Gladiator

By David McKee

Mr Benn, the iconic star of the animated adventures on TV, returns in a Roman adventure.

Mr Benn always visits a costume shop, chooses a costume and goes through a special door. Then, as if by magic, he can travel to the era represented by the costume. This time he choosesa gladiator costume . . . and he is transported to Ancient Rome. But he has forgotten that gladiators fought one another. When the Emperor spots Mr Benn, he has him carried off to the arena. The worried gladiators there explain that they must fight, even though fighting is wrong. Will it be thumbs down for the alternative entertainment Mr Benn proposes?

  • Life sales of David McKee in hardback are now approaching 3 million copies.
  • Although now best known for creating Elmer the patchwork elephant, David McKee is also the distinguished author of such children's classics as Not Now, Bernard, and Two Can Toucan.
  • The benign cult hero with access to the special time-travelling door has an adventure in Ancient Rome - perfect for curriculum studies of history Ancient (or Modern!).

About the author

David Mckee is the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David is the winner of the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year Award. He lives in Arles, France and in London.

ISBN: 9781842703724
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 9999
Dimensions: 220 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Abandoned
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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