Tony Maddox

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Tony Maddox is an artist and a writer of children's books.

He was born in Birmingham, and worked there as a commercial artist in an advertising agency. His first book, Spike, the Sparrow who Couldn't Sing, was published in 1987. He followed this up with Fergus the Farmyard Dog, which sold well, leading to seven sequels.[1]

His book Not So Loud, Oliver!, written with Martin Clunes, was shortlisted in the Baby Book category for the 2005 Booktrust Early Years Award.

Personal life[edit]

Tony Maddox is married with four grown children, and lives in Worcestershire. His hobbies are painting, reading and listening to all types of music.[1]


  1. ^ a b About the Author at