Book of the week – The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge

The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge by Stephen and 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…

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Farts, games, fun and drawing with author-illustrator brother-sister duo Stephen Mangan and Anita Mangan! Expect games to play along with, live drawing, storytelling and silly sibling stories. Look out for kids competing for the crown in The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge, a small act with BIG consequences in The Fart that Changed the World and a first look at their new hilarious festive adventure The Great Reindeer Rescue. Guaranteed laughter and fun for all the family – perfect for ages 8 -108!

About Stephen Mangan

Stephen Mangan is an author, script-writer and actor with huge range across TV, radio, film and theatre. A star of classic comedies such as Green Wing, Episodes and I’m Alan Partridge and acclaimed dramas 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 include the bestselling Escape the Rooms and The Fart that Changed the World.

Twitter: @StephenMangan

About Anita

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.

Instagram: @anita_mangan

About Bath Festivals book of the week

Bath Festivals Book of the Week is our weekly recommended book from our upcoming Children’s Literature Festival.

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