Review Blog

Sep 15 2010

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree by Andy Stanton

cover image

Egmont, 2010. ISBN 978 1 405252188.
This is a nonsensical story about a town called Lamonic Bibber where a cast of unusual characters dwell. Language is made up, song lines are intergrated in the text and some characters aren't what they seem. Mr Gum is the protagonist in these stories and his attempts to divert the lives of the town dwellers is the basis for the stories. In this book he pretends to be an ancient tree dweller and convinces the town folk to give him their most precious item as a token of their devotion. Polly (the happiest nine-year-old you could ever meet) is determined to uncover the true identity of the tree dweller and convince the townsfolk of the deception. It is a fun easy to read book.
Tracy Glover

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Book Week 2017 ideas - Escape to Everywhere
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards
Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2017
10th UK Waterstones Children's Laureate
UK Children's Book Award 2017
Laugh Out Loud Awards 2017 shortlist
2017 Locus Awards Winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature shortlist
Miles Franklin longlist 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates