Tom Fletcher has published a number of his short stories as well as three other standalone novels with Quercus, The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. He lives in Manchester with his wife and son.
The gargantuan Factory of Gleam is an ancient, hulking edifice of stone, metal and glass ruled over by chaste alchemists and astronomer priests. As millennia have passed, the population has decreased, and now only the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone is the Discard; the home of Wild Alan. Clever, arrogant, and perpetually angry, Wild Alan is both loved and loathed by the Discard's misfits. He's convinced that the Gleam authorities were behind the disaster that killed his parents and his ambition is to prove it. But he's about to uncover more than he bargained for.
'Original and thought provoking' Gordon Brown 'Challenging and hopeful: a groundbreaking guide to the future' Valerie Amos To thrive in the twenty-first century, we all need to understand the challenges coming our way. And start adapting, now. We all know there are major, overlapping, global crises ahead of humanity: climate change, mass migration, new warfare, big tech, further pandemics, authoritarian capitalism. Rather than be daunted, this book charts a way that we can respond. With expertise from his work at the highest levels of international politics, education, activism and business, Tom Fletcher offers a practical manifesto that can help us transform the way we learn, live, and work together. Amongst its key survival skills, this book offers ideas on how we renew education, restore society and reimagine the future. It helps us chart a course to take back control, to find purpose, and to become better ancestors. It helps us to learn the language of technology - without thinking like computers. It offers 39 steps that each of us can start to take today to boost our survivability. Vital, practical and accessible, this is a book about how we can anticipate the threats and opportunities of tomorrow and be ready for them - individually and collectively.
The Christmasaurus is back! Get ready for the magical NEW festive adventure from bestselling author, Tom Fletcher! You know about the Naughty and Nice List, right? Santa's top-secret tracker that he ALWAYS checks twice? Well, this year, the Christmasaurus is on a mission to track down children who have found themselves on the Naughty List to help them put wrongs to rights, naughty to nice! This is a story about mischievous kids learning the error of their ways, but it's also about sharing the true spirit of Christmas and realising that sometimes things aren't quite as they first appear... Everyone loves The Christmasaurus! 'Redemption, magic and gleeful silliness' - The Observer 'Genius' - The Sun 'Grown-up readers will love reading this charming, heart-warming book aloud' - The Daily Express Also by Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch The Creakers The Danger Gang
Tom Fletcher, bestselling author and star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, has re-invented his bestselling story The Christmasaurus as a rhyming picture-book adventure for younger readers to enjoy. Santa and his reindeer live as north as you can go, in a place that's full of magic (and quite a lot of snow!). But Santa and his reindeer do not live there on their own, for there's a special dinosaur that also calls it home . . . The Christmasaurus wants more than anything to be able to fly, and help pull Santa's sleigh across the sky on Christmas Eve. But flying turns out to be much harder than he thought, even with Santa's help! One special Christmas, however, he falls down a chimney and meets a dinosaur-obsessed little boy who teaches him the magic of believing . . . With Shane Devries' breathtaking illustrations, a pitch-perfect, read-aloud rhyming text and two magical surprise gate-fold pages, The Christmasaurus Picture Book is the perfect Christmas gift.
A deeply atmospheric literary horror novel about the nature of repressed guilt, grief and fear. Daniel once had a baby brother, but he died, a long time ago now. And he had a wife and a daughter, but that didn't work out, so now he's alone. The easy monotony of his job as a milkman in the remote northwest of England demands nothing from him other than dealing with unreasonable customer demands and the vagaries of his enigmatic boss. But things are changing. Daniel's started having nightmares, seeing things that can't possibly be there - like the naked, emaciated giant with a black bag over its head which is so real he swears he could touch it . . . if he dared. It's not just at night bad things are happening, either, or just to him. Shaken and unnerved, he opens up to a local witch. She can't t discern the origins of his haunting, but she can provide him with a protective ward - a witch-bottle - if, in return, he will deliver her products on his rounds. But not everyone's happy to find people meddling with witch-bottles. Things are about to get very unpleasant . . . Witch Bottle is literary horror at its finest, perfect for fans of Andrew Michael Hurley's The Loney and Starve Acre.
A brand new 'Who's In Your Book?' story from bestselling children's book author, and star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Tom Fletcher. WHOOSH! A unicorn has galloped right into your book - how exciting! But - oh dear! This Unicorn doesn't look very excited at all. In fact, he looks quite worried. Can you help to cheer him up? This brilliant new story combines interactive fun with an important message about the power of friendship, and how helpful it can be to share your worries with others. Who's in Your Book? Interactive adventures for big imaginations Also in this series: There's a Monster in Your Book: makes reading interactive and fun There's a Dragon in Your Book: explores empathy and responsibility There's an Alien in Your Book: explores acceptance and inclusion There's an Elf in Your Book: explores following instructions and good/bad behaviour There's a Superhero in Your Book: explores the power of kindness There's a Witch in Your Book: makes tidying up fun
Whoosh! There's a Superhero in your book! Help your new Superhero friend take on the terrible Scribbler in this brilliantly interactive picture book from bestselling author and star of BBC's Strictly Coming Dancing, Tom Fletcher. Use the power of your imagination to unlock Superhero's super powers. You'd better act quickly before the Scribbler ruins your book completely! A super fun book with a satisfying twist that celebrates the power of kindness and the true meaning of being a hero. Full of familiar friends, this is a feast for the imagination from the creators of There's a Monster in Your Book and There's a Dragon in Your Book.
A festive interactive adventure from bestselling author and star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Tom Fletcher! GOLLY GUMDROPS . . . A LITTLE ELF HAS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR BOOK! What does Elf want? Oh! Just to see if you've been naughty or nice this year! Elf will ask you a few simple questions to find out. And surely there won't be any tricks to try and get you to be naughty . . . will there? Hmmm, this could be quite a tricksy little elf. You'd better keep your wits about you if you want to make it on to Santa's Nice List! A fantastically fun and uniquely interactive treat from the creators of There's a Monster in Your Book. Discover a wonderful new Christmas tradition in a book to read again and again. Also available: There's a Monster in Your Book There's a Dragon in Your Book There's an Alien in Your Book
Brought to you by Puffin. The electrifying new adventure from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher! Franky can't wait to move to his new town - although he wishes he didn't have to leave his best friend Dani behind. But everything changes after the storm, when strange green lightning and powerful thunder crash down on the town. From that night on, the kids who live on Franky's street start to change. One by one, they become a little odd. A little unusual. A little... magical. Franky's always wanted to be part of an amazing gang - just like his hero, super-spy Zack Danger! And soon, he realises that there's real danger in store for himself and his new friends. And so the Danger Gang is born... (c) Tom Fletcher 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
HOCUS POCUS! There's a witch in your book and she's making a terrible mess. Can you use your own magic to show Messy Witch who's boss and help her keep your book tidy? A brilliantly interactive picture book from bestselling author and star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Tom Fletcher. Who's in Your Book? Interactive adventures for big imaginations Also in this series: There's a Monster in Your Book: makes reading interactive and fun There's a Dragon in Your Book: explores empathy and responsibility There's an Alien in Your Book: explores acceptance and inclusion There's an Elf in Your Book: explores following instructions and good/bad behaviour There's a Superhero in Your Book: explores the power of kindness
An out-of-this-world interactive adventure from bestselling author and star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott! This time, an adorable alien has crash-landed in YOUR book! UH OH! We think you're the PERFECT little reader to help Alien back up into space, by jiggling, bouncing and turning your book upside down! Because aliens don't belong here on Earth . . . do they? There's an Alien in Your Book is the next in the series of bestsellers There's a Monster in Your Book and There's a Dragon in Your Book. It's packed full of interactive fun, with a gentle message about openness, acceptance and inclusion that will speak to the very youngest readers. Interactive fun on every page and the gentle message of acceptance and inclusion guarantee this book will be a favourite addition to any bedtime routine - The Best New Kids Books Summer 2019 supplement, distributed in The Guardian Featuring bright, colourful illustrations and interactive fun, There's an Alien in Your Book, is a magical story with a kind gentle message at its heart - Baby Magazine
A brilliantly interactive read-aloud tale from Tom Fletcher, star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and bestselling author of The Dinosaur That Pooped and The Christmasaurus - now as a board book! A monster has invaded the pages of this original and super-fun bedtime picture book! Children need to read aloud and follow the interactive instructions to help free the pesky monster by tilting, spinning and shaking their book. After all that fun, there is a calming wind down end- perfect to send your own little monster off to sleep. Perfect for little fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Julia Donaldson.
The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Tom Fletcher's bestselling magical adventure, The Christmasaurus. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because she is so powerful that Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.' A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole, and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And when William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it . . . Full of magic, music, and a friendship like no other, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch is the most enchanting Christmas read for the whole family.
Read and sing-along with Tom Fletcher's number one bestselling story of the monsters under your bed... *Includes exclusive CD with 10 brilliant brand-new songs written and performed by Tom Fletcher, including features from Chapter 13, Carrie Hope Fletcher and the Creakers themselves... * Imagine waking up to discover that all the grown-ups in your town have disappeared. Well, that's what happens to Lucy Dungston. Lucy's friends can't believe their luck. But while they're running wild, Lucy's making a plan. Because Lucy wants her mum back - and nothing's going to stop her. Even if it means journeying into the strange, upside-down world of the mysterious monsters under her bed... Packed with amazing illustrations from the disgustingly talented Shane Devries, The Creakers: The Musical Edition includes 10 exclusive new songs on CD, all written and performed by Tom Fletcher, accompanied by a full orchestra. Throughout the book you'll find prompts telling you which track to listen to as you read the story, and all the lyrics, so you can sing along too! THE SOUNDTRACK: 1. Don't Turn Out The Light 2. Badges 3. We Own This Town 4. Lucy's Lullaby 5. Down Below 6. Home Doesn't Feel Like Home 7. The Creaker Way 8. Everything You Never Wanted 9. Once Upon a Memory 10. Different Praise for The Creakers: 'Stonkingly good' The Guardian 'Brilliantly inventive, genuinely funny, outrageously disgusting . . . Will keep readers captivated from start to finish' Teach Primary '10 out of 10 bum trumps!' Guff the Creaker
OH LOOK, there's an EGG in your book! But this isn't any old egg - there's a dragon in it . . . And pretty soon she has set your book ON FIRE. OH NO! Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a fantastically interactive sequel to their bestselling There's a Monster in Your Book. Children will love stroking, poking and flapping the book to make magic happen as they turn the pages. Can they help Little Dragon find a way to stop the fire and fly off on her own adventure?
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Christmasaurus: The Musical Edition by Tom Fletcher, star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, read by Paul Shelley. Includes 14 original songs all written and performed by Tom Fletcher, accompanied by a full orchestra with performances by Giovanna Fletcher, Carrie Hope-Fletcher and Santa Claus! And listen out for newcomer Max Reader singing 'Someone More Than Me' and Harry Judd on drums in 'Afraid of Heights'. They sang and danced a merry celebration with their new dinosaur friend . . . It was a Christmas Eve that none of them would ever forget. The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have an extraordinary adventure. It's about friendship and family, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible . . .
What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing! But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back - and nothing is going to stop her . . . . . . except maybe the Creakers.
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