Son of Spartapuss

Introducing an illustrated series for readers aged 6-8.

The Olympuss Games series is set in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Cats rule the world. In fact, people have never existed.

New to Rome, the son of Spartapuss has a lot to learn. When a mysterious stranger pays his debts, he finds himself in the School for Strays a school for gladiator cats. Follow SOS and his fiery friend Furia on a quest that takes them from gladiator school to The Olympuss Games.

“Spartapuss is the hero of a great series and now younger readers can enjoy his son’s exploits in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Not the ancient worlds you may know, though – humans have never existed here. Son of Spartapuss has a lot to learn when a mysterious stranger offers to pay his debts he finds himself in the School for Strays, a school for gladiators.. and en route to the Olympuss Games. If you love puns, then you are in for a real treat! And if you don’t, but want to learn a bit of ancient history whilst enjoying a fun story, either way, this is a great series for you!”
Parents in Touch

“The fun continues as The Son of Spartapuss discovers that his friend Furia is on a secret quest. Before their adventure begins, they must defeat the one-eyed Cyclaw. Join the Son of Spartapuss and his fiery friend Furia as they battle their way from gladiator school to the Olympuss Games. The series is an excellent way to introduce young readers (6+) to the world of ancient Greece and Rome; they make good class readers. Lively illustrations by Chris Watson add to the enjoyment.” Parents In Touch

Author Robin Price says: :

“The Olympuss Games series set in a gladiator school (The School for Strays). It features the Son of Spartapuss (cruelly nicknamed ‘The Spartan’ because he let slip that his father used to work in a spa.) The Son of Spartapuss hooks up with Furia: a fiery female with a nose for trouble. The story follows their adventures from the gladiator school in Rome to The Olympuss Games in Greece.

The books were great fun to research. This time I’ve set a puzzle that runs across all four books. During the time period I am writing in – when Nero was Emperor – the famous games in Greece were in a sad ‘decline’. The Romans introduced some new ideas to the ancient competition in order to make them more exciting – like getting boxers to fight with iron gloves!

Each Olympusss games book features 15 drawings by Chris Watson (who designed the cover for our Beowuff books). They are just 96 pages long – about half the length of the original Spartapuss books. The text is larger too. This makes them easier to read than the original Spartapuss series.

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The next book in this series is The Eye of the Cyclaw

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ISBN: 978-1-906132-81-1
LENGTH: 100 pages
SIZE: 195 x 129mm
AUTHOR: Robin Price
PRICE: UK £6.99
FORMAT: Paperback

(Artwork by Chris Watson)

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