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Meet our author of the week, Tom Percival

Tom Percival is the author and illustrator behind the Dream Team series and picture books including Meesha Makes Friends and Ravi's Roar. Read a FREE extract from A Case of the Jitters, find out more about the characters in Attack of the Heebie Jeebies and discover more videos and activities!

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