Calling all Tom Gates fans and avid diary keepers! Join Seven Stories for their latest literary book launch event – Tom Gates: Ten Tremendous Tales with Liz Pichon. Tom is back sharing more of his brilliant adventures in his comical trademark doodled-diary format as he celebrates turning ten years old.
Featuring tales of school trips, annoying siblings, band practices, and embarrassing parents!
Pichon created the much-loved character, Tom back in 2011, and the series of books (which take a handwritten diary format full of eye-catching fonts and faces) – complete with accompanying illustrations, have proven hugely popular with young readers and their grown ups. Gates’ day-to-day escapades are so relatable and yet hilarious – featuring tales of school trips, annoying siblings, band practices, and embarrassing parents!
The series is also highly award-winning having taken home the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011, Red House Book Award, and Best Fiction for 5–12-year-olds in the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Moreover, a TV series with Sky is in the pipeline.
Log onto Zoom for Tom Gates: Ten Tremendous Tales with Liz Pichon and hear her read live from the newest release and share details about how she created the characters and storylines. Make sure to have paper, pens, and pencils at the ready as there will also be time for Pichon (who studied Graphic Design) to share her tips on doodling just like Tom.
Tickets are £3 per household and the event is aimed at children aged 7-11 and their families.
This is an online event and will be delivered via Zoom. You will need to download the app and create a Zoom account before the session. The meeting link and joining instructions will be sent by email after booking.