The final showdown between the Great Galloon and the evil crew of the Sumbaroon.Captain Anstruther and the crew of his Great Galloon have trapped the evil Zebediah and his Sumbaroon at the base of a waterfall - at last they will rescue the captain's stolen bride, Isabella! But the Sumbaroon sprouts mechanical legs and escapes over land like a devious metal spider. Stanley and Rasmussen are determined to stop Zebediah from taking over the Great Galloon, but it turns out that it isn't Zebediah who is after control of the enormous airship. Will they figure out the treachery in time?Including brilliant illustrations by John Kelly, this action-packed third book surpasses all expectations, and proves that people working together, no matter their backgrounds, can accomplish anything.
Tom's first book, THE GREAT GALLOON, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book award. He has mainly worked in the theatre throughout his adult life, running a small company called the Network of Stuff. He has also worked with the acclaimed children's theatre company Tall Stories, devising and performing in shows such as The Gruffalo and Them With Tails all over the world.
He has worked as a question writer for TV quiz shows, a Tudor huntsman, and an ineffectual bookseller. He now lives with his partner, Sarah, their two children and an improbably loud three-legged cat in a non-trendy part of North London.
Tom Banks' first novel is a rollicking adventure
The Observer (Praise for THE GREAT GALLOON)
This swashbuckling adventure grabs readers by the scruff of the neck
from the very first page ... Banks creates an imaginative and whimsical
world filled with characters and adventures that will leave you wanting
Booktrusy (Praise for THE GREAT GALLOON)
A smashing debut from Tom Banks, this rollicking airborne adventure is a
welcome twist of imagination and humour to a well-worn genre.
We Love This Book (Praise for THE GREAT GALLOON)