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Philip Ardagh - Author

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Philip Ardagh

Reader ReviewedLittle Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh - illustrated by Elissa Elwick
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Norman the Norman from Normandy
Philip Ardagh - illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: lots of funny fighting in Philip Ardagh's inimitable style When Norman the Norman from Normandy's dad, Great Big Norman, is killed in a fight (with ten Bretons from Brittany), Norman swears to visit every...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2017
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National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training
Philip Ardagh - illustrated by Jamie Littler
In a nutshell: historical adventures full of facts and fun Not since Horrible Histories has the past been brought to life for young readers so accurately and with so much humour. Written in partnership with the National Trust in...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Grunts in a Jam
Philip Ardagh - illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Award winning Philip Ardagh's Mr and Mrs Grunt are as disgusting as ever as they trundle into this fourth adventure in their ramshackle caravan which, in a typically unusual way, is drawn by an elephant. Still up their always crafty...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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www.philipardagh.co.uk/

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