Roy Apps - Tom Daley - Hachette Children's Group

Tom Daley

By Roy Apps
Illustrated by Chris King

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

An inspirational set of biographies focusing on the world of top-class sport.


From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games,
he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way.
In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he
took Olympic bronze at London 2012.

This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games,
he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way.
In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he
took Olympic bronze at London 2012.

It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short,
inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes
and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and
luck needed to break through into top level competition.

This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Biographical Notes

Roy Apps is the author of more than fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Fang Gang and How To Handle. He is the author of the highly successful Dream to Win series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.
Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445118345
  • Publication date: 27 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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