The Misadventures of Frederick

Authored by Ben Manley. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.

About the author

Ben Manley is a performer, writer and designer, known for his humorous take on life. The Misadventures of Frederick is his first picture book, and was a Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week. Like Frederick, Ben has broken a bone, but luckily it was his brother’s.

About the illustrator

Popular and prolific children’s author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark is well known for her high-quality work. She has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake. She created the much loved ‘Blue Kangaroo’ series of picturebooks, as well as a number of stand-alone titles and the ‘Plumdog’ series.

About the book

Told through notes and letters, The Misadventures of Frederick tells the story of a friendship between the adventurous Emily and serial worrier Frederick. She wants him to come and play outside, with her, but outside can be so… dangerous! The contrasting voices of the characters, the use of challenging language, the humour and the wonderful illustrations make this story a fabulous starting point for your Reading Gladiators adventure.