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Philip Ardagh

  • 4 stars across 83 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.
    5th December 2019

    Bunnies on the Bus

    Watch out! Move out of the way! Hold onto your tails! There are ... BUNNIES ON THE BUS! And they aren't stopping for... More

    (15 reviews)
    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)
    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

    Facts meet fiction in this exciting, intricate Victorian detective story! Jane Pinny has moved to the very grand Lytt... More

    (6 reviews)
    4th May 2017

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

    The first book in a hilarious and exciting new series, from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! John Drawbridge... More

    (3 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)
    1st August 2008

    Philip Ardagh's book of absolutely useless lists for absolutely every day of the year

    Expect the unexpected in this ridiculously named, reassuringly chunky book, jam-packed full of eye-openingly absurd fact... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st March 2010

    Knights and Castles

    Meet Henry, an ordinary boy in an extraordinary house... Step inside Henry's House and join Henry, his dog Mothba... More

    (1 review)
    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)
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