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I Am Spartapuss [Paperback]

Robin Price
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1 Mar 2005 Spartapuss
Rome AD 36. The mighty Feline Empire rules the world. A ginger cat is comfortable managing Rome's finest Bath and Spa complex. But Fortune has other plans for him. There's a nasty incident in the Vomitarium. He's arrested and imprisoned by Catligula, the Emperor's heir and favourite. Released into a school for gladiators, our Fraidipuss hero must fight and win his freedom in the Arena - before his opponents make mouse-meat of him. Spartapuss' diary tells of how a Kiton slave became a prisoner, the prisoner became a gladiator. But will the gladiator become history? Action-packed and full of historical details, The Spartapuss series follows the diary of a gladiator cat from Rome to the Land of the Kitons (A.K.A. Britain).

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mogzilla; New edition edition (1 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954657608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954657604
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Cat-tastic” – London Evening Standard

“The Spartapuss book by Robin Price is brilliant, funny, fantastic and cool. It’s much better than Harry Potter. There are no bad words in it like Harry Potter and it’s funnier. I can’t wait to read the second one but my Mum and Dad are making me wait ‘til it’s my birthday, it’s not fair!” – Amazon reader review, William Patrick Webb (Muscat, Oman)

“A highly original story with lots of scope for giggles, it also provides some background history and can’t fail to delight cat fans (or otherwise) everywhere!” – Booktrusted.co.uk

“A rip roaring page turner of a book! I am a grown up, and could not put it down. Subtle humour to amuse both adults and children. I am just waiting for the movie rights to be sold. A must buy!” – Anonymous Amazon Reader

“Young fans of ancient Rome will love this book and it’s a great introduction for those who are not yet familiar with its history. Spartapuss, a ginger tom cat, falls from favour as manager of the finest bath and spa in Rome and ends up fighting for his life in a school for gladiators. The characters are full of life and there is a surprising amount of historical accuracy to watch out for. This is the first of a series, so watch out for more!” – Sam Beck, Waterstones.com

“I am Spartapuss – a book full of such energy that keeps you galloping along from page to page. The smells, sounds and visions of ancient Rome come reeling off the pages with masterful humour – a Rome of mad dogs and brazen cats. Spartapuss, an unconventional hero, is a cat with attitude; a cat we’d all like to have around. Each character is so vividly developed that they remain with you long after the final line. This book transcends the age of the reader – a delightful adventure for children and a witty humorous tale for adults. Everyone should have the opportunity to have Spartapuss in their lives.” – Amazon reader Nycole Prowse (Dubai)

“Packed with more catty puns than you ever thought pawsible, this witty Roman romp is history with cattitude.” – Junior Magazine

“Spartapuss makes history fun instead of dull... For people who don’t like history (like me), this book might change their minds.” – Shruti Patel (aged 10)

“This is a must for any child who has studied, or is about to study, Roman history at school... a perfect story for children to read themselves or for parents to join in... Fabulous!” – Andrea Don, Waterstones.com

“I really recommend this book, the idea of a Roman Empire ruled by cats is brilliant. It’s not just the puns that are funny, the rest of the book made me laugh a lot. Rating: Ten out of ten.” – Robert (aged 10), Young Archaeologists Club

“I think they are unique books that have really caught the imagination of the public here.” – Andrew Fairmaner (Buyer, The British Museum Shop)

“I have three cats at home. I called one Clawdius, another Catligula and my favourite cat is Spartapuss.” – Alex (aged 10)

“This is too good to be left just as a children’s book! Extremely funny and brilliantly written. Robin Price has taken the events of Roman history focusing around the time of Emperor Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius and turned it into something fascinating.” – Angela Longman, Monsters and Critics.com

“Die Clawdius is very funny. I like all the names which are real names made cat like. It is a very adventurous story, even though my dad doesn’t like cats he likes this book.” – Amazon Reader (A Child’s Review)

“An exciting series... Overall, three really good books. I would recommend them to 10 year olds and upwards who enjoy thrillers that you can’t put down ‘til you’ve read the whole thing!” – Flora Murray, Dalry Secondary School S1, The Journal of Classics Teaching, Spring 2008

“A fantastic fresh new voice in children’s literature. A far cry from the run of the mill fantasy books which have swamped the market in recent times. Genuinely original, genuinely well-written and genuinely funny. Keep them coming!” – Anonymous Amazon Reader

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The acclaimed Spartapuss series is a ‘must read’ for kids aged 8+ and cat lovers of all ages.
Special edition hardbacks are also available. See mogzilla.co.uk and spartapuss.com for more information.
‘The descriptions of life in classical Rome are good… Readers who know the original stories will enjoy the fun, and those who don’t know the history may be enticed to look more closely at the Roman stories’ (The School Librarian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purrr-fect! 16 July 2007
Format:Paperback
This book has a really good mix of some good old fashioned silliness and a whole load of Roman cat puns. Spartapuss is a lovable cat working in the Roman baths, whose fate rests with the Emperor when he is forced into training as a gladiator. He also has a great companion in the form of Russell (a crow) and the mysterious Isis. I really enjoyed this book, it's a real page turner, and I can see some adults enjoying this as a bedtime story as well as kids!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spartapus 3 May 2005
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A rip roaring page turner of a book! I am a grown up, and could not put it down. Subtle humour to amuse both adults and children. I am just waiting for the movie rights to be sold. A must buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wild Tale 3 May 2005
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I Am Spartapus - a book full of such energy that keeps you galloping along from page to page. The smells, sounds and visions of ancient Rome come reeling off the pages with masterful humour - a Rome of mad dogs and brazen cats. Spartapus, an unconventional hero, is a cat with attitude; a cat we'd all like to have around. Each character is so vividly developed that they remain with you long after the final line. This book transcends the age of the reader - a delightful adventure for children and a witty humourous tale for adults. Everyone should have the opportunity to have spartapus in their lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars everyone has to read this!!!!!!!!!! 8 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
The spartapuss book by Robin Price is brilliant, funny, fantastic and cool. It's much better than Harry Potter. There are no bad words in it like Harry Potter and it's funnier.

I can't wait to read the second one but my Mum and Dad are making me wait till it's my birthday it's not fair!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am Spartapuss 31 Jan 2007
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I saw this book at a fayre and knew it would be right up my son's street. He is 11 years old and dyslexic. He hardly ever reads novels and really never all the way through although he will read factual information. He has loved this book and has raved about it..not only that he came downstairs and made his sister dig out the next in the series so he can start on another..Die Clawdius!! How fantastic..I recommend to all who enjoy humour and especially any that find history pointless or have difficulty with dyslexia. MORE MORE MORE PLEASE ...
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