Gareth P. Jones is a Blue Peter award-winning author of over 40 books for children of all ages. He is also a regular school visiting author and a festival performer. Gareth's books, songs and shows cover many hilarious subjects: from ninja meerkats and steampunk pirates to dragon detectives, bureaucratic ghosts and alien-fighting pets!
Before becoming an author, Simon Tudhope worked in Moscow as sports editor for a local paper. These days, he writes about things that aren't actually real but are very important nevertheless – monsters, dragons, superheroes – all the sort of stuff he loved as a child and still does.
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Scottish Friendly Assurance
Scottish Friendly Assurance has been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window). Through its support, The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour reaches an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of communities, from rural schools with as few as 8 pupils to 2,000 seat theatres.
Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, which has been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products.You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).