The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge


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SKU: 9780702315015 Category: Tag: Author: Stephen ManganPublication Date: 27th Apr 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 352Publisher: Scholastic


A high-energy, laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated adventure
story by much-loved actor Stephen Mangan and talented artist
Anita Mangan.
Grumpy old King Chisel has a problem.

He needs an heir to his kingdom – fast! So he challenges the best
kids from across the country to compete in the Crown Duels, with
the ultimate winner becoming king or queen. Step forward:

GLORIA SQUAT-FURTHER: champion athlete
HUXLEY BEELINE: mathematical genius
JONNY MOULD: artistic ace
GOSSAMER FOUNTAIN: empathy expert
HARRY SPONGE: ordinary boy. Not to be underestimated.

The ridiculous prime minister, Farting Bernie, is in charge and
the contest swiftly descend into chaos. Who will rise to the top
and survive wild sabotaging, saggy royal pants, the most disgusting
meal ever invented, and a pair of frisky goats?

The wildly funny, brilliantly silly adventure
from the bestselling author and illustrator of Escape the Rooms
and The Fart That Changed the World.

Wildly funny, delightfully imaginative storytelling with a message
that any kid can be a hero!

Packed with pictures by Stephen Mangan’s sister
Anita Mangan.

Escape the Rooms and The Fart That Changed the World
have been huge bestsellers: Stephen and Anita are comic

Praise for Stephen and Anita’s first book, Escape
the Rooms:

“A brilliant, clever, kind of genius book” Graham
Norton, Virgin Radio

‘Richly imagined and deeply heartfelt’ Hadley
Freeman, Guardian

‘Manages to feel both classic and modern at the same time’
Good Housekeeping

‘A beautiful and exciting adventure that ignites the imagination’
Edith Bowman

Stephen Mangan is an author, script-writer and
actor with huge range across TV, radio, film and theatre. From
classic comedy such as Green Wing,
Episodes and I’m Alan Partridge
and acclaimed drama such as The Split,
Stephen also presents Portrait and Landscape
Artist of the Year and regularly appears on
stage, most recently as a highly praised Ebeneezer Scrooge in A
Christmas Carol. Stephen also voiced the
title role in Postman Pat: The Movie.
He has been a member of the judging panels for the Costa Book of
the Year prize and The Laugh-Out-Loud Awards (The Lollies). His children’s
books are the bestselling Escape the Rooms and
The Fart that Changed the World.

Anita Mangan is a celebrated graphic designer
and illustrator who has designed over 60 books including for Leon
Restaurants, Gizzi Erskine and Fearne Cotton. She illustrated the
best-selling Be a Unicorn series. Her first children’s
book was the bestselling Escape the Rooms.

The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge