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Book of the month: The Accidental Father Christmas

The Accidental Father Christmas

By Tom McLaughlin
The latest in the hilarious ‘Accidental’ series, this book is an absolute Christmas cracker for readers aged 9–12 and a great choice for fans of David Walliams.

Ben is a passionate young lad who wants nothing more than to have his Dad at home for Christmas. Since his previous pleas to Santa have fallen on deaf ears, he plans to have a chat in person this year. But when things go awry, Santa temporarily loses his memory, and Tom is launched into the adventure of a lifetime as he tries to save Christmas for everyone.

To celebrate the publication of The Accidental Father Christmas, we’re giving away five free copies. For your chance to win a copy, visit Oxford Owl’s Facebook page and comment on our prize draw post telling us your favourite Christmas cracker jokes!
Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26th November 2017.

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About the book

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Accidental Father Christmas

The Accidental Father Christmas

Tom McLaughlin

Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it’s the same thing every year. But his wish never comes true, and he’s starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella, kicking off a sequence of hilarious events!

Between taking a sleigh through a drive-through, fleeing from secret agents on the hunt for aliens, and facing down a gang of really-quite-angry elves, Ben is about to have simply a wonderful Christmas time.

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About the author

Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom McLaughlin spent nine years working as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2014, Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated children’s books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network. The Accidental Prime Minister was his debut children’s novel. Check out Tom’s website for more information about the Accidental series.

Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders and running out of tea and biscuits.

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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

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When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe’s speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that’s how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start. A hilarious story of one boy’s meteoric rise to power!
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The Accidental Secret Agent

The Accidental Secret Agent

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The secret service makes a major mix up when they mistake 13-year-old school boy Kevin for a secret agent. (So much for an ‘intelligence’ agency)! Kevin’s the kind of kid who would zip wire across a building and end up head first in a fountain with his bum on show. Exactly not the kind of kid that you would want having access to James Bond-style spy gadgets. Yet it’s down to Kevin to save us all from an evil supervillain. Schoolboy turns secret agent in this hilarious spy spoof!

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The Accidental Billionaire

The Accidental Billionaire

Tom McLaughlin

Jasper Spam’s science experiments usually tend to end in a BANG, until one day he quite accidentally manages to invent something that will change the world forever.
A poorly aimed laser beam results in Jasper’s cat Rover, becoming the world’s first talking cat, and soon people are handing over all of their cash to get one for themselves. With his new-found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he’s always dreamed of. But there is a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won’t solve the problem…

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