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Andy Stanton

Biography

Andy Stanton lives in North London. He studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. He has been a film script reader, a cartoonist, an NHS lackey and lots of other things. He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz). His favourite expression is ‘good evening’ and his favourite word is ‘captain’. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! was his first book and is the first in the bestselling Mr Gum series. His new book, Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity (which tells the story of THE WHOLE OF HISTORY and is 100% TRUE) published in June 2018. About Mr Gum ‘It’s kind of The League of Gentlemen for kids. Completely hilarious.’ Zoe Ball The Mr Gum books have...
  • sold more than 3.6 million copies in the UK alone!
  • been translated into 32 languages!
  • won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award TWICE!


You can listen to eight of the hilarious Mr Gum books now on audiobook! Each audiobook is narrated by Andy Stanton himself, and features brilliant sound effects and funny songs. Find out more about the Mr Gum Audiobooks from the BBC.