1: Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away From The Circus (And Joined The Library)

Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and puts his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So one day, Fizz decides to join a library - and that's when it all goes terribly wrong...

A story of a boy, a book, some very bad people, some very brave deeds, and the importance of rubber teeth for lions.

Illustrated throughout by Sarah Horne.


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Shortlisted for Hull Children's Book Award (2013), Hazlegrove Book Award (2013), Southwark Book Award (2013), Rotherham Children's Book Award (2013), Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award (2013), Coventry Inspiration Book Award (2014).

It was Brighton's Young City Reads choice for 2017.


To download the audio version, performed by actor Daniel Hill (Bushy Haired Muttering Wizard, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows), visit Audible.