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The Boy with the Lightning Feet

By Sally Gardner

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

When Timmy Twinkle kicks a ball - it's magic!

From the Costa Children's Book Award winner and bestselling author Sally Gardner comes THE BOY WITH THE LIGHTNING FEET, a MAGICAL CHILDREN ADVENTURE.

Timmy Twinkle is chubby. That means he gets bullied at school and hasn't any friends. He longs to play football, but he's hopeless at games. He's miserable. And it doesn't help when Gramps tells him about Great-Uncle Vernon, a chubby boy who grew up to be a famous footballer.

Then his gran's friend May comes to stay. May is a fitness fanatic who knocks Timmy and Gramps into shape in no time, and Timmy discovers there's magic in his toes - he can kick a ball just like Great-Uncle Vernon. And when Timmy performs on the football field, everyone wants to be friends with him.

A lovely story of a child whose unhappiness is dispelled by the discovery of a magical gift.

Biographical Notes

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD.

Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444011654
  • Publication date: 20 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Gardner's timely, touching tale, told in clear, warm prose, has all the satisfaction of a good fairystory. — Amanda Craig, THE TIMES
A lovely story of how some dreams come true. — Dina Rabinovitch, THE GUARDIAN
I will certainly be adding books from this series to my collection for new readers in this age group. — Annabel Gibb, BOOKS FOR KEEPS
A fun and original story with easy-to-read print and line illustrations. — FAMILY INTEREST
This entertaining story is a modern fable on how lots of love and a bit of determination can change the most unpromising situations. In a short volume the author has created a host of well-rounded and appealing characters both young and old. — SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
'This entertaining story is a modern fable on how lots of love and a bit of determination can change the most unpromising situations. In a short volume the author has created a host of well-rounded and appealing characters both young and old.' — Rosemary Woodman, SCHOOL LIBRARIAN