Gary Northfield

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‘Who Wants To Be A Protagonist?’ with Gary Northfield

About The Author:

Gary Northfield is an author and cartoonist, most famous for his Derek the Sheep comic strip published in DC Thomson’s The Beano and BeanoMAX. His books include, the British Comic Awards nominated Gary’s GardenThe Terrible Tales of The Teenytinysaurs, and the Julius Zebra series. The latest instalment, Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians is an action-packed, hysterical adventure, full of entertaining and insightful facts about ancient Rome and Egypt. When he’s not working on his novels, Gary has been working with esteemed magazines such as The Beano, The Phoenix, National Geographic Kids, The DFC, Horrible Histories magazine, Horrible Science magazine, The Magical World of Roald Dahl and The Dandy.

About The Book:

After being shipwrecked on the shores of Egypt and mistaken for a Horse God, Julius can’t believe his luck! Soon he and his bedraggled friends will be living it up in the city of Alexandria; preened and pampered like gods. Then a fancy boat procession will take them down the River Nile to Giza where, of course, a lavish party will be thrown in Julius’s honour – as well as getting the obligatory tour of the Pyramids. BUT it is this very tour that seems to signal the end to their glorious fortunes in Egypt. On a visit to the Tomb of Cleopatra, Felix is unable to resist a rather lovely looking treasure for his rock collection… He pockets the jewel and immediately a curse falls upon the group. And so the ridiculous adventure begins where Julius fights for his life as the Egyptians come to unravel the truth and realize that he is not quite what they thought he was…

Praise for ‘Julius Zebra’:

 ‘In amongst the silliness are many real historical facts but children will love this for the action and the laughs’ – LoveReading
‘Gary Northfield’s ‘Julius Zebra’ series is the talk of the playground’ – Term Time Magazine
‘There is a great deal to keep young readers entertained. History made fun – what’s not to like?’ – Historical Novel Society Magazine

'Julius Zebra' Videos and Resources

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