The Brilliant World of Tom Gates - Tom Gates (Paperback)
  • The Brilliant World of Tom Gates - Tom Gates (Paperback)

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates - Tom Gates (Paperback)

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Published: 03/01/2019
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"Funny, gripping and exciting. This fun illustrated

book inspired me to start doodling!" says Florence, The

Week Junior's Summer of Reading 2023

"10 out of 10." The Guardian

The first title in the bestselling series

from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon.

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework:

dog attacks & spilt water & lightning...

Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts,

as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton.

After gaining five merits for his 


holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill -

which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who

sits next to him...



Written in diary form

Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of


This first title in the series, was the winner of the Roald Dahl

Funny Prize!

Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves


The first TV series of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

won the Scottish BAFTA for Entertainment!


Love Tom Gates? Don't miss Liz Pichon's spectacular Shoe

Wars, a laugh-out-loud, gadget-packed adventure!


Praise for The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

"This entertaining book tackles the serious issues of bullying,

poverty and difficult family circumstances with a light-hearted

touch." BookTrust

"this book's perfect for... anyone, really. Boys AND girls

can read it. Mainly because it's so funny!" Love


Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407193434
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 190 x 153 x 19 mm

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I would recommend this book to anyone that likes to laugh at their teachers. I really enjoyed reading this book & the doodles are really cool too. It's easy to read because it was such a good story.

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“Read all of wimpy kid, READ THIS!”

This is a great book and i read it in one night! It isn't challenging at all but if you have had enough of diary of a wimpy kid this is great! Probably ages 7+ but it is a very fun book and i enjoyed it!

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“This series is hilarious!!”

I love Tom Gates and his comedic antics in school; despite the fact that the series is extremely similar to Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series the books still hold with originality. This one had me laughing on the... More

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