Julius Zebra: Battle with the Britons!
author/illustrator: Gary Northfield
Think you know Julius Zebra? Think again. The handsome, fast-talking gladiatorial champion is sent on a zany new adventure — to Britannia! On Emperor Hadrian’s orders, Julius must travel with his friends to a distant land to remind its people of the might of the Roman Empire. But when the motley menagerie of gladiators arrives in cold, wet Britannia, they don’t quite receive the welcome they were expecting. In fact, the Britons seem to hate the Romans. But what can a ragtag group of fighting animals do about it?
“Northfield’s cartoonlike line illustrations win the day in this second Julius Zebra entry, capturing the story’s comical heart.” — Booklist