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Tom Percival

  • 5 stars across 22 books
    Tom Percival grew up in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire. On reflection this seemed rather more remote than beautiful, owing to the fact that he lived in a small caravan without electricity, mains water or any sensible form of heating. He thinks that he's probably one of the few people in his peer group to have learned to read by gas lamp.

    An established picture-book author and illustrator, his books for younger readers include A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack's Amazing Shadow. Tom has made his first foray into the world of writing chapter books with the Little Legends series for Macmillan Children's Books, beginning with The Spell Thief.
    10th August 2017

    Perfectly Norman

    Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings! Norman is very surprised to ha... More

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    26th September 2013

    Herman's Letter

    What do you do when your best friend in the whole wide world has to move a long way away? Promise to write to each other... More

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    12th July 2018

    Ruby's Worry

    Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but ... More

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    11th September 2014

    Bubble Trouble

    Rueben and Felix are best friends, and what they like doing best ...is blowing bubbles - the bigger, the better! It all ... More

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    26th July 2016

    The Genie's Curse

    For Rapunzel, being a princess has been nothing but fun. But everything goes wrong when she breaks a magical urn and b... More

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    30th September 2010

    Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book

    A lonely ghost finds an unexpected friend in this fantastically atmospheric story which marks the debut of an exciting... More

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    18th April 2013

    Jack's Amazing Shadow

    Jack and his amazing magical shadow are the VERY best of friends. But sometimes even best-friends fall out... A l... More

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    7th April 2011

    Bubble Trouble

    Little Mabel blew a bubble and it caused a lot of trouble... Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibbl... More

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    4th August 2011

    A HOME FOR MR TIPPS

    A beautifully atmospheric story celebrating the power of friendship, from the creator of Tobias and the Super Spooky G... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Great Troll Rescue

    What starts as an adventure ends in disaster when Rapunzel, Anansi and Jack and his talking chicken, Betsy, are captur... More

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    10th November 2009

    The Sea

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    31st October 2001

    The Story Tree

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    5th August 2016

    The Goat's Coat

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    27th August 2015

    Herman's Holiday

    Herman and Henry are having a great time camping in the great outdoors. Well, Herman is. Henry seems a little distracted... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Spell Thief

    Jack (of the beanstalk fame) and his magical talking chicken, Betsy, have always been great at making new friends. But... More

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    14th February 2012

    Under the Skin

    A brand new edition of the inspiring story of a young asylum seeker's struggle to build a new life with his family in ... More

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    29th August 2016

    The Magic Looking Glass

    There's been a robbery in Tale Town! Someone has stolen a cutting from the magical Story Tree, and it's up to twins Ha... More

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    6th October 2016

    By the Light of the Moon

    Ivan's old house had always been so warm and friendly. This new one was NOT. Ivan finds his new house strange and can'... More

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    6th October 2016

    By the Light of the Moon

    Ivan's old house had always been so warm and friendly. This new one was NOT. Ivan finds his new house strange and can'... More

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    23rd February 2017

    The Secret Mountain

    The fifth book in the exciting Little Legends series, The Secret Mountain by Tom Percival sees the fairy tale frie... More

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    5th April 2018

    Goat's Coat

    Alfonzo the goat couldn't be happier. He's just got himself a dashing new coat and he feels like a million dollars. But ... More

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    8th August 2019

    Ravi's Roar

    Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within ... Being a tiger is great fun ... More

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