The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Author: Liz Pichon
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Type of book: Comic novel
Available Languages: Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Welsh
Available Formats: Audiobook, Braille, E-book, Giant Print, Hardcover, Paperback, Talking Book

The hilarious Tom Gates series is well loved by children the whole world over – and it’s not hard to see why. With jaw-achingly funny adventures, intricate doodles and a real-life diary feel, there is something for everyone in these books.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is basically a beginner’s guide to Tom himself. You’ll get to know about his favourite treats, teachers and, of course, his favourite band. This book follows Tom’s extreme efforts to obtain tickets for his favourite band, Dude3, and his sister’s efforts to stop him.

As a huge comic book fan myself, I love the style the Tom Gates series is written in. I think it’s really accessible for everyone and I very much enjoyed trying to copy the doodles into my own notebook! With ten books in the series (and possibly more to come) it’s a fantastic way to start your reading journey.

- Antonia Clark, Scottish Book Trust

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