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Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He’s absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets – and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil! Meet a hilarious anti-hero, awful Mr Gum, in the hit comedy which has taken the world by storm. Everyone says he’s the funniest thing since Roald Dahl – so don’t hang about! Read this and judge for yourself!
Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award.
Praise for the Mr Gum series:
“Quirky, odd and deliciously funny.” Sophie Dahl
“Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!” Jeremy Strong
“A wickedly entertaining story.” Bookseller
August 7th, 2006
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AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 2.0 points
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