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Magical Children: The Boy with the Lightning Feet

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444005783

Price: £4.99

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When Timmy Twinkle kicks a ball – it’s magic! A funny and charming story by award-winning author Sally Gardner, in her MAGICAL CHILDREN series.

Timmy Twinkle 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, 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 brilliant story about how determination and love – with a little sprinkling of magic – overturn one boy’s loneliness.

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Reviews

A fun and original story with easy-to-read print and line illustrations.
FAMILY INTEREST
A lovely story of how some dreams come true.
Dina Rabinovitch, THE GUARDIAN
Gardner's timely, touching tale, told in clear, warm prose, has all the satisfaction of a good fairystory.
Amanda Craig, THE TIMES
I will certainly be adding books from this series to my collection for new readers in this age group.
Annabel Gibb, BOOKS FOR KEEPS
'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
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