From celebrated author and illustrator Gary Northfield comes the exciting, hilarious and action-packed second title in this brilliant chapter book series, brimming with Roman facts.

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.


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.


“Told in words and pictures, Julius’s story is witty, ridiculous and just plain good fun.”

Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading

I enjoyed the illustrations & cartoons dispersed throughout the book. They added a funny but pertinent side to the story.

Creative Kids Tales

With great cartoon illustrations, this is an especially funny, crazy story.

Mania Magazine

Gary also manages to weave nuggets of historical information into the general hilarity – the children will be laughing so much that they won’t notice they are learning something.


This is another laugh out loud story, with plenty of jokes, gags and puns. These stories combine facts about Ancient Rome life with humorous scenes and silly animal antics.

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