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Philip Ardagh

  • 4 stars across 80 books
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts and National Trust: The Secret Diary series. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a "regular irregular" reviewer of children's books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world.
    1st September 2016

    The Little Adventurers: Leafy the Pet Leaf

    If you're brave, helpful, honest, good to your planet and kind to animals (even ones that don't do much ... like boring ... More

    (14 reviews)
    27th June 2016

    Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles!

    Read about impressive castles and famous medieval knights! Investigate the defences and life in the greatest medieval ... More

    (12 reviews)
    1st July 2009


    Meet Henry, an ordinary boy in an extraordinary house...There's a pyramid in the back garden and a pharaoh in the living... More

    (6 reviews)
    7th September 2017

    National Trust: The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny, Victorian House Maid

    Jane Pinny has moved to the very grand Lytton House to be a Maid Of All Work. And being a Maid Of All Work means that sh... More

    (4 reviews)
    3rd September 2015

    The Grunts on the Run

    Over the years, the Grunts have made more than a few enemies. But fortunately they're all safely behind bars. Or are the... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th May 2017

    National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training

    John Drawbridge has moved to Widemoat Castle to learn to become a knight. And there is a LOT to learn. . . How to charg... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st April 2014

    The Grunts all at Sea

    Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by t... More

    (1 review)
    1st September 2012

    The Grunts in Trouble

    Mr and Mrs Grunt, who are neither clean nor clever, live with their adopted - in fact, abducted - son, Sunny, in a donke... More

    (1 review)
    5th October 2006

    High in the Clouds

    Imagine a land where all the animals are free . . . To the creatures of the woodland, the land of Animalia sounds like... More

    (1 review)
    1st March 2018

    Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Stick and Fetch Investigate

    Meet Sally Stick and her dog (and best friend) Fetch. Together, they're Stick and Fetch: Detectives. A girl. A dog. ... More

    (1 review)
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