Captain Tom Moore brought inspiration to millions during lockdown. Almost a hundred then, this war veteran raised a record-breaking £33m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden. His cheerfulness, his inspiring effort stole the nation’s heart. Johnson described him as a beacon of hope, the Queen knighted him. Not all heroes wear capes, they say. It certainly is true of Moore… No wonder we want to know more about him! And so three books about his life were released: an autobiography and two children’s books.
All for a good cause too! The first two are in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, which looks to tackle loneliness, support hospices and help those facing bereavement, all of which are causes Captain Tom holds dear. As for the last one, 3 % of the cover price goes to NHS Charities Together.
Tomorrow will be a good day
Tom Moore’s memoir include, among other memories, tales of his time on the battlefields of Burma, the period he spent competitively racing motorbikes, and how he went to the Himalayas and Everest in his 90s simply because he’d never been. His positiveness and can-do attitude make this book a wonderful anti-winter blues.
A hundred steps
Who better than Captain Sir Tom Moore to show children the value of courage and determination? Beautifully illustrated by Adam Larkum, this is a book about adventure, family, hope and what we can achieve when we work together.
Captain Tom Moore
A wonderful addition to the Little People, Big dreams. This empowering series offers inspiring messages by presenting the life of scientists, artists, adventurers and code breakers in simple sentences, perfect for beginning readers or even for reading to toddlers. Add stylish illustrations – irresistible.