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Tom Palmer - Author

About the Author

Tom Palmer credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games to hundreds of children every week. He is the current Writer-in-Residence for the RAF Museums. Tom is also working with the National Literacy Trust on a very high profile football and reading project during the Euro 2016 football tournament. 

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Other books by Tom Palmer

Roy of the Rovers: Rocky (Fiction 6)

Roy of the Rovers: Rocky (Fiction 6)

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

She's the best footballer in her year - easily better than the boys. She's funny, she's full of herself, and she's a force to be reckoned with. But Rocky Race is also the most famous footballer in Melchester's little sister, and at the moment, that's all anyone seems to care about. Oh, and she's started having panic attacks out of nowhere. It's not ideal. With GCSEs round the corner, footy matches to be won, and a decisions to be made about her future, it's time for Rocky Race to find out exactly what she's made of - on and off the pitch...

After the War From Auschwitz to Ambleside

After the War From Auschwitz to Ambleside

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they've finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo - the closest thing to family he has left - will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?

Roy of the Rovers: From the Ashes (Fiction 5)

Roy of the Rovers: From the Ashes (Fiction 5)

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Roy Race watched Mel Park, the home ground of his beloved Melchester Rovers, burn to the ground. The club is in serious trouble off the pitch. But when it comes to football, somehow they're holding it together. It's nothing short of a miracle, given that Roy - the greatest Rovers player in a generation - was sold by cash-strapped Melchester, to their greatest rivals: Tynecaster. Roy needs to find a way back to Rovers, and fast - or there won't be a club left to return to...

Cyfres Academi Pel-Droed: Taro Nol

Cyfres Academi Pel-Droed: Taro Nol

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2019

Roy of the Rovers: On Tour (Fiction 4)

Roy of the Rovers: On Tour (Fiction 4)

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Roy Race is living the dream. After a whirlwind season that saw him become centre forward for his beloved Melchester Rovers and score a bagful of goals, helping them secure promotion into League One, he's now recognised as one of the best young footballers in the country. But something strange is afoot. As Rovers head off on a pre-season tour, Roy's treated differently, and kept apart from the team. What's going on, and why are Rovers bringing in new players? With his family life hitting a rough patch and everything in flux at Mel Park, it's time for Roy of the Rovers to fight for his team, his family - and his career in football... This fourth volume of the smash-hit phenomenon reboot sees the start of an all-new second season!

Rugby Academy

Rugby Academy

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2019

Borderlands First XV have their sights set on becoming the best school rugby team in the world. But while the boys focus on their matches, many of their parents are serving overseas in the armed forces, and everyone is worried as conflict grows in the Central Asian Republic. New pupil Woody is a footballer by nature and must decide if he's prepared to give rugby his all. Rory feels like he's losing his focus, distracted by thoughts of his parents in danger. And Owen finds himself a t the centre when conflict breaks out within the team. With so many hurdles to face along the way, how far will they get in the rigorous schools' tournament?

Roy of the Rovers: Playoffs (Fiction 3)

Roy of the Rovers: Playoffs (Fiction 3)

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2019

The greatest footballer ever to kick a ball is back! Play-offs, by award-winning author Tom Palmer (D-Day Dog, Armistice Runner), with illustrations by Lisa Henke, is the third in a new series of tekkers-tastic Roy of the Rovers novels! Read alone, or alongside the new Roy of the Rovers comics! The journey begins here! The end of the season is here, and it's make or break for Roy Race and Melchester Rovers. Against all odds, Roy and his teammates are closer to getting Rovers promoted. However, if they fail to reach League One, then Rovers' owner Barry Cleaver plans to sell up, destroying Melchester Rovers for good! Now it's crunch time: either Rovers make it through to the play-off finals, or it's over - for the club, for the fans, and for Roy... It has everything a football fan needs - Books for Topics Football-lovers will love the description of on-pitch action - That Boy Can Teach It captures the feel of playing and having a passion for football - Comic Scene Magazine

D-Day Dog

D-Day Dog

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Jack can't wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It's his chance to learn more about the war heroes he has always admired - brave men like his dad, who is a reserve soldier. But when his dad is called up to action and things at home spiral out of control, everything Jack believes about war is thrown into question. Finding comfort only in the presence of his loyal dog, Finn, Jack is drawn to the heart-wrenching true story of one particular D-Day paratrooper. On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen - and Jack is determined to discover their fate ...

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