The Great Galloon
Written by Tom Banks
Part of the A Great Galloon Book Series
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Selected by our Editorial Experts
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & March 2013 Debut of the Month
A Piece of Passion from the Editor, Sara O'Connor - The Great Galloon immediately made me want to grab a mop and fight alongside the comical crew. With plenty of adventures and "goodnight points" instead of chapters, I defy you not to be completely charmed by this whimsical story and its wonderful illustrations.
The Great Galloon is a flying airship which combines the remarkable gadgetry of the flying galleon in the film Stardust, with the humour and action of Pirates of the Caribbean. This rollicking piratical read whisks the reader through the air and on a voyage of adventure, peopled by characters such as Stanley, a clever boy with a small horn, and Rasmussen, a reluctant countess-to-be.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Great Galloon a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title...'If you love books with pirates, action and adventure then go to the shops today to get your hands on a copy of 'The Great Galloon.'
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The Great Galloon by Tom Banks
The Great Galloon is an enormous airship, built by Captain Meredith Anstruther and manned by his crew, who might seem like a bit of a motley bunch but who are able to fight off invading marauders whilst drinking tea and sweeping floors! Captain Anstruther is preparing to marry the beautiful Lady Isabella, but disaster strikes when his evil younger brother comes aboard for the wedding and steals Isabella away onto his underwater Sumbaroon. Stanley, a clever boy with a small horn, and Rasmussen, a reluctant countess-to-be, are busy waiting for an adventure to begin. Instead they have to fight off BeheMoths, avoid enormous Seagles, encounter the terrifying (but nice really) Brunt and save the Galloon from sinking. How will they ever find the Captain's bride when nothing's happening?
Evie Young, 7 I really like this book because of all the mysteries......the pictures in the book are brilliant, there are lots of funny little details in them. Click here to read the full review
Ella Tanner, aged 7 There were lots of good descriptions and you could really imagine what the Galloon was like. I really liked the pictures. Click here to read the full review
Callum McGuigan, 11 It is just one adventure after another and great fun......Click here to read the full review
Niall Doyle, age 11 This is a fabulous book and I recommend you all read it......Click here to read the full review
Matthew Fraser, 11 If you love books with pirates, action and adventure then go to the shops today to get your hands on a copy of 'The Great Galloon.'.....Click here to read the full review
Louis Gilbert I couldn’t put this book down as there is always something amazing happening.....Click here to read the full review
Harry Piper, St Paul’s CE Primary School This book is very descriptive and is full of great pictures, which bring the story alive... Click here to read the full review
Isla Moore, 8 I thought the book was funny, adventurous and unusual, and I really enjoyed reading it.....Click here to read the full review
About the Author
Interest Age: From 5
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7th March 2013
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