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Tony Bradman - Author

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.

TONY BRADMAN Q&A:

If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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The Boy and the Globe
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
Young readers wondering what's so special about Shakespeare as celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of his death get underway would do well to read Tony Bradman's cheerful story of life at the Globe circa 1611. The cast of characters...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2016
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ANZAC Boys
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Ollie Cuthbertson
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+ Children are hyper-sensitive to unfairness, and the lives described in this Barrington Stoke World War One novel are full of episodes of arbitrary cruelty making for compulsive reading. When brothers Bert and Frank are...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2015
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Harald Hardnut
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Martin Remphry
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ For some thrilling real life action and adventure, you won't get much better than Tony Bradman's Harald Hardnut. The most reluctant reader will devour it quickly. Plenty of fighting and killing and far more...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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Football Crazy
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Michael Broad
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Light-hearted, fun football story. Danny, Jamil and Lewis are delighted when a football legend agrees to coach their team, but he's not exactly what...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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One Nil
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Michael Broad
Interest Age - 8-12 / Reading Age 8+. A fun football story. When the England football team start training at Luke's local ground, he'll do anything to meet his heroes! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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The Royal Baby
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Tony Ross
The whole Kingdom is very excited - there's going to be a new royal baby! This is a charming story that captures the joy and excitement of a new baby (whether they're royal or not!). Set in a timeless kingdom,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Two Jacks
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 A case of mistaken identity means everything changes in this sweet story from Tony Bradman, with gorgeous illustrations by award-winning Ross Collins.
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2013
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Young Merlin
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 7+. The boy wizard, learning his destiny in this exciting story, is none other than Merlin, the most powerful wizard in the history of England...and the man behind the success of the legendary King Arthur....
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2012
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Merlin and the Ring of Power
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 8+. Young Merlin knows he has been chosen to play an important part in his country's future. Having come to understand his destiny, and the reasons why he is special, he begins to find his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2012
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Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change
Tony Bradman
Perfectly pitched for younger readers, this is a timely collection of stories about an urgent matter that will affect everyone's future. The stories have a global perspective with different authors tackling the different consequences of the world warming up. Crucially,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Dilly and the Birthday Treat
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Susan Hellard
Dilly, the world famous dinosaur with a 150 mile-per-hour scream, decides to give his father something special for his birthday. Can he really be good for a whole day? Dilly does his very best with delightful results in this easy-to-read...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change
Tony Bradman
Perfectly pitched for younger readers, this is a timely collection of stories about an urgent matter that will affect everyone's future. The stories have a global perspective with different authors tackling the different consequences of the world warming up. Crucially,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2009
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Alien: Betrayal
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 7+. Well loved and prolific author Tony Bradman has written a follow-up to the extremely popular Alien. When Jake discovers he has been betrayed by someone in his squad he needs to find out who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2009
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Flora the Fairy's Magic Spells
Tony Bradman
All the horrors of tests are laid to rest in this gentle story about a young fairy who worries about her magic powers. When the teacher announces a spell test, Flora gets into a panic. Boastful Harry is sure he'll...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2009
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Michael
Tony Bradman
A wonderful celebration of a boy who is thought to be bad but is just... different! At school, Michael's teachers despair of him. He is late, scruffy, cheeky and doesn't listen. He loves reading and sums and science. But NOT...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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Daddy's Lullaby
Tony Bradman
A tender story of how a Dad gives night-time comfort to a tiny baby. When Dad comes home from work all seems quiet, everyone is asleep. But are they? Dad finds the baby awake and sets about comforting it with...
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Format: Board Book | Released 02/06/2008
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Harald Hardnut
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. For some thrilling real life action and adventure, you won't get much better than Tony Bradman's Harald Hardnut. The most reluctant reader will devour it quickly. Plenty of fighting and killing and far more...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2008
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Dilly's Bumper Book of Stories
Tony Bradman
Dilly the Dinosaur, famous for his exceptionally loud, 150 mile-an-hour scream when he doesn't get what he wants, is here celebrated in a dozen stories. Unfortunately, Dilly always attracts disaster so, it is not surprising that in each of this...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2008
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The Perfect Baby
Tony Bradman
A wonderfully quirky story by Tony Bradman about a little girl who is not happy with the arrival of a little brother into the world is complemented brilliantly by some illustrations that are sure to get the smallest little child giggling away!
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2008
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Assassin
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This is a terrific page-turner that will have particular appeal to children of 9+ who have a reading age that is below that level. Tony Bradman has created a really believable and powerful adventure...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 26/06/2007
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Tommy Niner And The Mystery Spaceship
Tony Bradman
This is a fantastic new series, perfect for boys aged 6+ who are just starting out on the fun of reading alone, or perhaps for those boys who aren't yet hooked on reading but will become so having met Tommy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2007
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Creaky Castle: Tom's Dragon Trouble
Tony Bradman
Great book and a terrific series for boys about mischievous meddler Tom Bailey and his riotous medieval family. Tony Bradman is brilliant at bringing alive his stories through some wonderful characters and a great deal of wit and humour too.
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2007
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Creaky Castle: Tom and The Dark Knight
Tony Bradman
Hilarious fun from medieval times. When Tom rashly claims that his father is the best jouster in the world he soon finds himself in trouble. How can he save his overweight and unfit father from the skilful and superfit Black...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2007
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Like Father, Like Son?
Tony Bradman
Dads and the welter of emotions that surround them, especially for their sons! Tony Bradman has gathered together a collection of twelve excellent brand-new stories exploring the many different roles dads can play in their sons’ lives and the complicated...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2006
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