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Tom Avery

  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Tom Avery grew up in Lewisham and trained as a primary teacher at the University of Greenwich. He taught in South London for two years, and then in inner-city Birmingham. He is now co-ordinator of English, Communication and Language at a primary school in Kentish Town, London. He loves working with young people, helping them to develop their interests and encouraging them to think about the world around them. The issues of street crime and unaccompanied refugee children, addressed in Too Much Trouble, affect the lives of many of the children he's met through his work. Tom lives in North London with his wife and young son.
    5th March 2015

    Not As We Know It

    Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching the... More

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    2nd January 2014

    My Brother's Shadow

    My name is Kaia. I'm frozen because of what happened. I'm trapped because of what I saw. Can someone help me to grow aga... More

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    3rd January 2013

    In Too Deep

    " It' s Father," my brother said. " He' s in trouble. W... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Too Much Trouble

    "Get out, Emmanuel!" growled my uncle. "Take your brother and go." But where can two boys go when they're on thei... More

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    5th January 2017

    Finding Words

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    • Not As We Know It

      Not As We Know It

      In this wonderfully moving and beautifully written book, Tom Avery once again explores the themes of sibling love and grief. Ned and Jamie are twins....

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      A moving depiction of grief and healing; I read this book in two sittings. My Brother’s Shadow is told from the perspective of ten year old Kaia who i...