Tom is CS No 19b, although it was published by Chambers as no 31. This is because it had originally been published over two years in the Second and Third Chalet Books for Girls. GGBP first published Tom in 2004, taking the cover from an illustration in the original story, and also including all the original black and white drawings. We have kept all of these in our reprint now.
Tom Gay should need no introduction to Chalet fans, but this is the story of her first term - including her at first difficult relationship with Daisy, culminating in a snow storm and her trapping of ‘burglars’ in the stock-room at night, and of course the making of her first dolls’ house.
Katherine Bruce has written a brilliant short story, showing just how Tom comes to be at the CS.
(Added to website 27 July 2017)