Wherever best-friends Tyke Tiler and Danny Price are, there is usually trouble – stolen money, a sheep’s skeleton, fights in class – and it’s usually trouble that Tyke has to sort out.
Their last term at Cricklepit Combined School is full of the usual fun and madness, but then Tyke learns that much more is at stake.
Is it possible to keep hapless Danny out of trouble? And what final surprise does Tyke have in store? A fantastic new edition of one of the most lively and popular children’s classics.
About the Author.
Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children’s writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children’s Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990. In addition, she has written The Clock Tower Ghost, Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost (short stories) and a poetry anthology. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Devon.