The Brilliant World of Tom Gates


by Liz Pichon (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

   Book 1   
Pages: 256
"Warning: Do not attempt to read this in public. You will snigger loudly."

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks; spilt water; and, lightning. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his 'Camping Sucks' holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...

Recognition: Roald Dahl Funny Award for Readers Aged 7-14 (2011); Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers (2012)

Brilliant World of Tom Gates Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Brilliant World of Tom Gates
Reading level: 7+
Books in series: 13
Read in order? Yes
Website: www.tomgatesworld.blogspot.com.au
Tags: cartoon  humour  school  friendship 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Brilliant World of Tom Gates  (2011)
2.   Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)   (2011)
3.   Everything's Amazing (Sort Of)  (2012)
4.   Genius Ideas (Mostly)  (2012)
5.   Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (At Some Things)  (2013)
6.   Extra Special Treats (not)  (2013)
7.   A Tiny Bit Lucky  (2014)
8.   Yes! No (Maybe...)  (2015)
9.   Top of the Class (Nearly)  (2015)
10.   Super Good Skills (Almost...)  (2016)
11.   Dog Zombies Rule (For Now)  (2016)
12.   Family, Friends and Furry Creatures  (2017)
+   Best Book Day Ever (So Far)  (2013)