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The Creakers

Written by Tom Fletcher

Illustrated by Shane Devries

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LoveReading View on The Creakers

In a nutshell: funny, inventive story – watch out for what’s lurking under the bed!

In a nice twist on the Pied Piper story, the children of Whiffington wake up one morning to discover that all the grown-ups have disappeared, stolen away in the night by – what? Amidst the chaos of unmade beds, unbrushed teeth and unwashed dishes, Lucy Dungston is determined to rescue her mum, even when she realises that the revolting Creakers are the kidnappers.  There isn’t a child in the land who hasn’t imagined something lurking under the bed, and the idea of the bumbling, muttering, smelly Creakers will give them a delicious thrill. It’s a fun adventure with a great set of lively young characters and some very exciting scenes. ~ Andrea Reece

One to recommend to fans of Hamish and the World Stoppers by Danny Wallace and The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt.

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The Creakers Synopsis

The darkly magical new story about the monsters under the bed, from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher.

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight?Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did.Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back - and nothing is going to stop her . . .. . . except maybe the Creakers.

The Creakers Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review The Christmasaurus. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

We've also received the following Vlog review from Toby Little, age 8.

  • Toby Little, age 8 - 'I love this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpety, all at once! it’s a bit silly, and a lot funny, and there are poems and rhymes in each chapter that I loved reading out loud.'
  • Rob Anderson, age 6 - 'Dinosawesome! I really liked it.'
  • Elleanore Phillips, age 8½ - 'This story is about friendship, sharing and solving problems.  The illustrations are fabulous and always in the right place in the book.  I loved this book and it was almost impossible for me to put it down once I had started reading it.'
  • Alexander Bisland & Daniel Bisland, age 11 & 9 - 'it’s a good book to share in a classroom because it talks about friendship and you can also use it for Christmas themed activities.'

The Creakers Press Reviews

Praise for The Christmasaurus:

A warm hearted, rollickingly magical story ... A dazzling adventure full of snow and elves and flying reindeer and Santa Claus himself. Packed full of warmth, this is a story that will delight all readers, and especially those who love Christmas -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids

I love this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpety, all at once! It's a bit silly, and a lot funny, and there are poems and rhymes in each chapter that I loved reading out loud -- Toby, aged 8 The Sun

 

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The Creakers

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ISBN: 9780141388847
Publication date: 26/07/2018
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141388762
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141388762
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Tom Fletcher
Illustrator: Shane Devries
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Horror / Ghost Stories, Humorous, Thrillers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, World Book Day

About Tom Fletcher

After writing songs with his band McFly for several years, Tom Fletcher turned his hand to writing stories. He is one half of the duo behind the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped series. The Christmasaurus is Tom's first novel for young readers, and combines his love of Christmas and dinosaurs. You can find Tom Fletcher on his Youtube channel  here!

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