Author(s): Gary Northfield
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 Memphis where a lavish party will be thrown in Julius's honour - as well as an 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...
The adventures never stop for zebra turned gladiator Julius, and they get funnier with each book. [...] In amongst the silliness are many real historical facts but children will love this for the action and the laughs. X out of X all round! * Andrea Reece, LoveReading * Gary Northfield's hilarious Julius Zebra series is the talk of the playground. Term Time magazine * Term Time magazine *
Gary Northfield has been writing and drawing comics since 2002. HIs comic-strip Derek the Sheep famously appeared in The Beano. Gary has also created comics for National Geographic Kids magazine, The Phoenix, The Dandy, The DFC, Horrible Histories magazine, Horrible Science magazine and The Magical World of Roald Dahl. As well as the Julius Zebra books, Gary has published The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs! with Walker Books and Gary's Garden (nominated for the British Comics Awards) with David Fickling Books. One of Gary's favourite subjects is animals and their jolly lives, and he often wonders what they think about the world in which they live. Find Gary online at www.garynorthfield.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @garynorthfield.