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Mr Benn, the iconic star of the animated adventures on TV, returns in a Roman adventure.

Mr Benn always visits a costume shop, chooses a costume and goes through a special door. Then, as if by magic, he can travel to the era represented by the costume. This time he choosesa gladiator costume . . . and he is transported to Ancient Rome. But he has forgotten that gladiators fought one another. When the Emperor spots Mr Benn, he has him carried off to the arena. The worried gladiators there explain that they must fight, even though fighting is wrong. Will it be thumbs down for the alternative entertainment Mr Benn proposes?


Thumbs up for Mr Benn

Jane Doonan, T.E.S.

Great for those almost ready for novels, and everyone else!

Primary Times

A good first book for an early reader with excellent pictures.

Education Otherwise

A fascinating book

Child Education

Wonderfully written story.

5 to 7 Educator

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 15, 2017


    32 pages

    RRP $23.00

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