The Red Dragons of Gressingham by Philip Ardagh

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Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. A witty story of a very unusual group of outlaws and the very strange quest they set out on. Once a fearsome fighting force, the Green Men of Gressingham are now best known for their games and cooking! Luckily, Lord Dashwood has a mission for them. Led by a dragon hunter, they are off to the far away Red Rock Mountains to seek out and destroy a dangerous fire-eating dragon. But this is a quest with a difference… Jokes and surprise abound and all ends very happily!

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The Red Dragons of Gressingham by Philip Ardagh

Reading age 7+, Interest age 8-12. The Green Men of Gressingham return with this sequel, available for the first time as a 4u2read. Full of twists, turns and fiery surprises! The Green Men of Gressingham are struggling to find things to do now that they are no longer outlaws. But just when things are getting boring, Lord Dashwood sends them on a very unusual mission! Can the Green Men complete it without setting their bottoms on fire? A hilarious story from an award-winning and hugely popular author.

With a reading age of 7, it is particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling readers.

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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80 pages


Philip Ardagh
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

18th April 2012




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