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Thomas Taylor

  • 5 stars across 13 books
    Born in Norfolk but raised in Wales, Thomas doodled his way through childhood until they let him into Norwich School of Art and Design. He then studied illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. His first commissioned work was the cover illustration for a then unknown book called Harry potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling. Since then Thomas has written and Illustrated many children's picture books, and even written a few for others to illustrate. He lives in Normandy, France, where he shamelessly steals story ideas from his two little boys, Max and Benjy. John was born and brought up in northeast of England, though he's lived in London for the past twenty years. He has been a designer, visualiser and art director but now focuses on creating children's books.  His first two picture books were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and he's also been shortlisted for the BBC Books-to-read-out-loud Awards.
    7th May 2020

    Gargantis

    There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep...? When an ancient bo... More

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    2nd September 2021

    Shadowghast

    A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger. A... More

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    1st August 2006

    Rabbit's Day Off

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    20th June 2008

    It's Hard to Hurry When You're a Snail

    Snail is on a journey and, inevitably, it's taking him a long time. Along the way he encounters other creatures who seem... More

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    21st May 2015

    Dan and the Shard of Ice

    Dan can see ghosts. See then, speak to them, and sometimes help them...for a price. In his third adventure, poltergeist ... More

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    26th January 2007

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    A classic story re-told for children just beginning to read. When Max the lazy sorcerer's apprentice dabbles in magic be... More

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    1st August 2002

    The Loudest Roar

    Meet Clovis, the roaringest tiger in the whole world Clovis is a very noisy little tiger. He knows he has the loudest r... More

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    28th September 2001

    Sorcerer's Apprentice

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    1st January 1998

    Little Pterrors: Terry Dactyl Swoops in

    When little pterror, Terry Dactyl, goes shopping, there's trouble in store! Terry and his best friend Dac almost get int... More

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    1st May 2003

    Franklin's Bear

    Benjamin Franklin, scientist and inventor, is hard at work on an exciting new invention. Bear has other things on his mi... More

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