Creaky Castle: Tom's Dragon Trouble by Tony Bradman

Creaky Castle: Tom's Dragon Trouble

Written by Tony Bradman

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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.


Creaky Castle: Tom's Dragon Trouble by Tony Bradman

Synopis Lady Eleanor hates dragons - they're so messy! - so Tom has to keep his pet one hidden away, but the little dragon turns out to be an unlikely saviour when the King comes to stay. This title is part of a series about mischievous meddler Tom Bailey and his riotous medieval family.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

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.


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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Usborne Publishing Ltd

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27th April 2007




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