Fizzlebert Stump and the Girl Who Lifted Quite Heavy Things

Author(s): A.F. Harrold

Young Adult

It's the great Circus of Circuses competion, and Fizzlebert Stump has no act. He's no longer the Boy Who Puts His Head In The Lion's Mouth (the lion retired) and putting his head in a crocodile's mouth instead didn't work out for some reason. Can Fizz find a new act in time? Can the Bearded Boy find his long-lost parents? And can their new friend Alice, professional flower-arranger and secret Strongwoman, find her rightful place in the circus?

A story of circus rivalry, learning who you really are, and the problem of oddly-shaped vegetables. Brilliantly bonkers and perfect for fans of Mr Gum and Lemony Snicket.


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Fizzlebert needs to reunite his friend the Bearded Boy with his long-lost parents, and find himself a new act. Luckily, the strongest girl in the world is there to help...

I enjoyed this book because it has so many unexpected twists that you never quite know what is going to happen next. Also, there are many ingenious characters who made me laugh. My favourite was the toad-like librarian. (Review of Fizzlebert Stump: the Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library) -- Lucy Minton, age 9 Lovereading4kids This story really will draw you in. It is one of my favourite books that I have ever read and I have read a lot of books! (Review of Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library) -- Adam Graham age 9 Lovereading4kids This fantastic book will blow your mind with their mysterious people and amazing tricks. When I put it down I almost cried because I just wanted to read more of this wonderful book. (Review of Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy.) -- Lennon Kerrigan-Gee, age 10 Lovereading4kids The author keeps the reader gripped by the way he ends each chapter, making you want to read on to find out what happens next. Even my mum enjoyed this book and I had to keep telling her what was happening to Fizzlebert and his friends. (Review of Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy.) -- Freya Hudson, age 10 Lovereading4kids

A.F. Harrold is an English poet and novelist, who writes and performs for both children and adults. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats and one beard. He spends his spare time showing off on stage, in schools and at home, and his non-spare time sitting around stroking his beard and writing things down. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats., @afharrold

General Fields

  • : 9781408853313
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A.F. Harrold
  • : Paperback
  • : 224