Creaky Castle: Tom and The Dark Knight by Tony Bradman

Creaky Castle: Tom and The Dark Knight

Written by Tony Bradman
Part of the Creaky Castle Series

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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 Knight who challenges him?


Creaky Castle: Tom and The Dark Knight by Tony Bradman

When Tom claims his dad is the best jouster in the world, The Dark Knight challenges Sir John to a duel - can Tom find a way of saving his overweight and unfit dad from being utterly destroyed?

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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128 pages


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

31st January 2007




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