Green Men of Gressingham by Philip Ardagh

Green Men of Gressingham

Written by Philip Ardagh
Part of the Gressingham Trilogy Series

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. The Green Men of Gressingham are medieval outlaws. When a new tax is introduced, they turn to kidnapping! A hilarious play on Robin Hood. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers. Philip Ardagh is a recent winner of the Roadl Dahl Funny Prize so not surprising then that kids will love this.

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Green Men of Gressingham by Philip Ardagh

Tom Dashwood's been taken prisoner by the Green Men of Gressingham. But what do they want from him? And are the things they say about Tom's uncle, Lord Dashwood, really true?

About the Author

Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him.

Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages.

He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and Grubtown, where he cultivates his impressive beard.

And if your children love Grubtown then do get them to go to

Drawing on the weird and wonderful characters and settings from the Grubtown books, features six distinct Grubtown locations – including the Daily Herald newspaper office, the Duckhouse/Museum and Smoky’s cinema. The site incorporates fun audio and video - what more could you ask for!

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Book Info


79 pages
Interest Age: 9-12


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

22nd October 2010




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