The Boy With Wings

The Boy With Wings

3.61 (28 ratings by Goodreads)
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Lenny Henry's hilarious adventure, The Boy with Wings, is for readers of 9 to 12 and illustrated throughout by Keenon Ferrell. Includes an exclusive comic book adventure illustrated by Mark Buckingham.

An ordinary kid is about to become an EXTRAORDINARY hero!

Wings? Check.
A super-cool, super-secret past? Check.
An impossible mission to save the world from a fur-ocious enemy? Check.

When Tunde sprouts wings and learns he's all that stands between Earth and total destruction, suddenly school is the least of his problems. Luckily, his rag-tag group of pals have got his back, and with his new powers, Tunde is ready to fly in the face of danger.

So what if he can't even stand up to the school bully? He's the boy with wings - this is his destiny.

No pressure then. . .
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 143 x 223 x 25mm | 322g
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529067839
  • 9781529067835
  • 53,660

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This book is as laugh-out-loud funny as you'd expect, but it's also packed with super-charged thrills, characters you really care about and a whole lot of heart. I think The Boy With Wings is the start of something really special. -- Bestselling author and illustrator Nadia Shireen Apart from getting picked on by school bullies, Tunde is an ordinary boy - so why do his mum and dad insist he must never run, or do sports? When a mysterious peril threatens Earth and Tunde suddenly sprouts wings, everything starts to become clear. Hilarious and heartfelt. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian * Hilarious and heartfelt ... interwoven with messages about family, friendship, courage and belonging * Guardian * ... Always looking for genuinely laugh out loud funny books and [The Boy with Wings] 100% delivered. THANK YOU. -- Louie Stowell, author of The Dragon in the Library
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About Lenny Henry

Sir Lenny Henry has risen from being a star on children's television to becoming one of Britain's best known comedians, as well as a writer, philanthropist and award-winning actor. He is co-founder of Comic Relief. Lenny is a strong advocate for diversity and co-wrote the book Access All Areas: The Diversity Manifesto for TV and Beyond. The Boy with Wings is his first novel for Macmillan Children's Books.

Keenon Ferrell is an illustrator and animator based in NYC. He makes artwork inspired by music, fashion and sports. He also has a love for storytelling, fantasy and history which can be seen throughout his work. Keenon's clients include Netflix, Capital One, StoryCorps, Sony Music Entertainment, to name a few.

Mark Buckingham has been creating comics for thirty-five years, building a reputation for design, storytelling and a chameleon-like diversity of art styles. He is best known as the regular artist on Bill Willingham's multiple award-winning Fables series and for his work with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman, Sandman and Death. He previously collaborated with Lenny Henry on his memoir Who Am I, Again?
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Rating details

28 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 18% (5)
4 36% (10)
3 39% (11)
2 4% (1)
1 4% (1)
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