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Tom Gates #9: Top of the Class (Nearly) Award-winning author/illustrator

by Liz Pichon (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 12 years

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Product Description

Now in paperback with new colour-in spines! How does this kid genius stay on top? Find out – and don’t be shy about laughing like a raving looniac too! Doodle hero Tom Gates is sharing his tips for success. Want to be like him? Just follow these simple rules. 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps). 2. Don’t draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully. 4. NEVER let Mum and Dad touch your school planner. 5. Don’t let your grumpy sister BOSS you about. OK: Tom didn’t exactly follow his own rules. But he still rules the world (even if Mr Fullerman won’t admit it). Can Tom get voted onto the school council, and finally be KING of his class?

  • Tom’s hilarious ninth adventure – now in paperback!
  • Laugh-out-loud mix of doodles, jokes and silliness
  • Tom’s first book won the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Hugely popular series with over 2 million copies sold

Product Details

Series

Tom Gates (book 9)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407148809

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

September 1st, 2016

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.9; Middle years; 3.0 points

Other details
  • 240 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Series

Author/Illustrator

Liz Pichon

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When Liz was little, she loved to draw, paint and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!).

She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products.

Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. Tom Gates is the first series of books she has written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into forty-one languages worldwide.

Visit her at www.lizpichon.com

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  1. Bellasara 113282

    soggysandwich
    on 25 October 2016

    This book was a great read. It was one of the first Tom gates book I’d ever read.

    5out of 5