The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Hardcover)

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By L. Pichon, L. Pichon (Illustrator)
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Diary of a WImpy Kid fans will LOVE this new series! 10 year-old Tom would rather doodle or read comics than pay attention in class, and he comes up uwith very entertaining escuses why he doesn't have his homework. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Readers will be begging for the next installment of this series.

— From Sarah recommends


The top-selling U.K. series for middle-grade readers now crosses the pond

Meet Tom Gates. When his teachers don't have their beady eyes on him, he likes to draw pictures and write about stuff, like last summer's worst camping vacation ever (five merits ), or how much he hates sitting next to nosy Marcus Meldrew, the most annoying boy at school. All Tom really wants is to score tickets to see the best band ever, Dude3, when they come to town, and to impress Amy Porter, who is very nice and smart (but is currently ignoring him). Tom's teachers think he is easily distracted and "lacks focus," but that's a bit harsh -- can he help it if his grumpy big sister, Delia, made him late for school (again), or that last night's homework had to be sacrificed to stave off a vicious dog attack? Master of excuses, creative storyteller, and middle-school comedian extraordinaire, Tom Gates is guaranteed to get kids turning the pages -- and keep them laughing.

About the Author

L. Pichon says that when she was little, she loved to draw, and her mom said she was very good at making a mess (this is still true today). She kept drawing, went to art school, became a designer and art director at Jive Records, and began to publish children's books. After its publication in the U.K., The Brilliant World of Tom Gates won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. L. Pichon lives in Brighton, England, with her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763674724
ISBN-10: 0763674729
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Tom Gates

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