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Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor

Children's Author/Illustrator

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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 begun writing novels of his own, starting with the sci-fi thriller HAUNTERS -- a story that blends time-travel, dreamwalking and ghosts. Haunters is now published in the US. His illustrated comic novella DAN AND THE DEAD now has a sequel, DAN AND THE CAVERNS OF BONE.

Latest Publication:

TOO MANY TICKLES! (30th January 2014, Macmillan Children's Books)

There are tickles everywhere in this house. From Mum's swirly-whirly tummy button tickles to Dad's great big side-grabbers, there's no escape for this brother and sister. Young children will be bursting with laughter and raring to join in with the tickles in this funny, playful book.

 

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THE PETS YOU GET!
2012
Andersen Press
A small boy imagines all the wild pets he could get, from an enormous bear to a fiery dragon! He decides they'd be so much better than his sister's boring little guinea pig. But maybe even the smallest of pets can be surprisingly fun, too ...
DAN AND THE CAVERNS OF BONE
2013
A & C Black Publishers
Dan can see ghosts. See then, speak to them, and sometimes help them...for a price. In his second adventure, Dan is on a school trip to France when he gets mixed up in skulduggery down in the Paris catacombs. Can Dan save the living, help the unquiet dead, avoid getting himself killed - and do it all under the eye of an enraged French teacher? Brilliantly dark humour.
DAN AND THE DEAD
2012
A & C Black Publishers
Dan can see ghosts. See them, speak to them, and sometimes help them - for a price. Dan and his ghostly sidekick Simon (who took a bullet in the brain a few hundred years ago) help the unquiet dead solve their problems and move on to wherever they go. But when they take on the case of a teenage shoplifter, things start to spin out of control. Soon Dan is up against a very dangerous and very badly dressed gangster, and he's also got to cope with a rather unusual vicar, the ghost of a Victorian stage magician who cut off his own head (don't ask) and a spot of grave robbing. It's all in a night's work...
HAUNTERS
2012
Chicken House
Eddie, Adam and David have the same gift. Separated by generations, they are linked by their ability to time-travel. Using their dreams, they can appear like ghosts, wherever and whenever they want. The first is the genius who discovers dreamwalking. The second is a Haunter, a dream-terrorist, determined to change history for it's own ends. The last is the novice dreamwalker who must battle to save his family, and himself, from oblivion.

LITTLE MOUSE AND THE BIG CUPCAKE
2010
Boxer Books
Little Mouse is scurrying along one day when he finds something wonderful – a chocolate chip, raspberry cream cupcake! It looks delicious, but it’s much too big for Little Mouse to carry home on his own. So one by one, Little Mouse asks bird, frog, mole and his other friends if they can lift it. They all agree to help, but only after having a taste of the yummy cake. Will there be any left for Little Mouse once his friends have all taken a bite? A story of friendship, sharing and cupcakes with a wonderfully satisfying ending, this book is a joy to read aloud.
JACK'S TRACTOR
2009
Hodder Childrens Books
Jack takes a ride in his big red tractor with a trailer attached behind, picking up lots of fun animal friends along the way. But before long it gets dark and he's lost. Who will help him find the way home?
IT'S HARD TO HURRY WHEN YOU'RE A SNAIL
2008
Lion Hudson
In a hurry! Important journey! Mustn't be late! says the elephant. Snail doesn't want to be late either, but he just can't go any faster... Where is Snail going? Will he get there in time? At last it all becomes clear when little Snail arrives safely at Noah's ark.
THE NOISEST NIGHT
2007
Oxford University Press
The irrepressible Clovis is back for a third time to delight his loyal fans! And this time he doesn't want to go to bed.
TICK TOCK JUNGLE CLOCK
2006
Egmont
Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! The jungle clock is ticking. At 7 o'clock in the morning, one sleepy leopard wakes up. So starts a busy day in the jungle. This work follows the animals through their day and moves the clock hands to tell the time!
THE BIGGEST SPLASH
2005
Oxford University Press
The welcome return of Clovis, the noisiest, most roaringest tiger in the jungle - a hilarious follow-up to the popular The Loudest Roar
THE LOUDEST ROAR
2004
Oxford University Press
Clovis is a very noisy tiger. He likes nothing better than creeping up on other animals in the jungle, and shocking them with his fierce, loud roar. But the other animals are getting tired of his unsociable behaviour, and eventually they get together to show him just how loud a roar can really be.
THE SORCEROR'S APPRENTICE
2001
Gullane
Every day, the sorcerer's apprentice dreams of becoming a powerful magician himself. So when the sorcerer leaves the castle for a day, the apprentice decides to practice some spells. But things start going horribly wrong when his magic gets out of control...
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