The Book of Legends
Sir Lenny Henry
Illustrated by Keenon FerrellAges 6-8
Perfect for fans of fast-paced adventures, The Book of Legends, from comedian Lenny Henry, is a laugh-out-loud magical story for 8-12 year olds, illustrated throughout by the incredibly talented Keenon Ferrell.
Twins, Bran and Fran, are two ordinary kids who are about to go on an extraordinary adventure! When their mum mysteriously disappears in a lightning strike, just like their dad, the twins are all alone and know they have to stick together – if only to face their new guardian’s terrible cooking! But when their mum’s treasured storybook turns out to be a portal to another world full of mythical legends, everything changes.
Suddenly, evil princes, mud monsters and Viking armies are all very real and out to get them. Luckily, the twins have Wilma, the Wizard's Wife, and Zachary, a wisecracking Zebracorn, to help them solve the mystery surrounding their parents’ disappearance.
Quests are no joke (but there are lots of jokes in this book) and this is the quest of a lifetime . . .
The Book of Legends is a much-needed book about friendship, family and imagination. It truly is an effortlessly witty delight that transports readers to a different world.
Tennille Rolingson, Jericho Prize
[A] celebration of the vitality of storytelling, The Book of Legends made me laugh, made me teary, left me happy and hopeful.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, actor and comedian
[M]y nine-year-old daughter loved The Book of Legends so much that she stayed up for hours in bed with it, palely turning the pages long after she would normally have fallen asleep
Tom Lamont, The Guardian