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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020 | September 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 |
A deliciously dotty fantasy in which almost anything becomes believable. Max longs for a pet but even in his wildest dreams he had never thought that the pet might be a flying pony. But, one stormy night and with a loud Doof!, Kevin turns up on Max’s balcony. Kevin is a flying horse who can also talk. He has few demands except that he needs a constant supply of biscuits – especially custard creams. Soon Max and Kevin are an unstoppable duo putting right all the things that are going wrong in a town surrounded by storm water and besieged by naughty sea-monkeys. It’s all pell-mell action and madcap fun.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September 2018:
The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve
The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson
Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen
You've Got a Friend by Judi Curtin
Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1) by Anna James
Wish for a Witch by Kaye Umansky
Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell
Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell
Max is a young boy living in an ordinary tower block. He longs for adventure in his life - then one day - DOOF! - a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magical storm! The storm causes a huge flood and soon Max's town submerged by water. Luckily for the town, Max has a flying pony to come to the rescue, and luckily for Kevin, he has a new best friend and a constant supply of his favourite thing - biscuits. Together Max and Kevin will embark on many wild adventures together . . .
This is the start of a hilarious new series brought to you by the creative and inspiring duo Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre and is packed with amazing two-colour illustrations.
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read the full reviews.
Praise for Oliver and the Seawigs:
'A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed - this is my kind of book! Chris Riddell
Praise for Pugs of the Frozen North:
'As the story dashes along so, too, do the illustrations, which are a delight on every page.' The Guardian
'Reeve and McIntyre are a classic team . . . The climax is moving and beautifully judged.' The Times
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical|
Philip Reeve was our Guest Editor for June 2012. Click here to see his books and some that inspired him. Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects. Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous. He's been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published. Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is ...More About Philip Reeve