The Creakers

Written by Tom Fletcher

Illustrated by Shane Devries

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LoveReading View on The Creakers

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.

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

Andrea Reece

The Creakers Synopsis

If you're like Lucy Dungston, you'll do anything to get to the bottom of it.

With no grown-ups, chaos descends on Lucy's town. Kids are running wild, building roads of trampolines and eating cereal for every meal - but Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her.

Not even the monsters who live in the upside-down world beneath her bed...

Tom Fletcher's bestselling story is packed with stinkerful black-and-white illustrations by the disgustingly talented Shane Devries and is perfect for kids to read independently or together with a grown-up!

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

Stonkingly good . . . a compelling adventure and a nuanced celebration of friendship and family love   Guardian

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

All versions of this book

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: 9780141388847
Publication date: 26th July 2018
Author: Tom Fletcher
Illustrator: Shane Devries
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Horror / Ghost Stories, Humorous, Thrillers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, UK Top 10 Children's books

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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