The Boy with the Lightning Feet
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.
- Audio cassette
- 01 Jun 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Sally Gardner
Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London. Andrew Sachs has performed widely in stage, film and television. Television work includes Manuel in Fawlty Tower, Einstein in Horizon Special: Einstein, Peter Pryce in Jack of Hearts, and Joseph in Silent Witness. He also does commentating, radio work (winner of the Sony Radio Awards 1989 Best Actor) and numerous voice-overs and audiobooks (Performer of the Year, the Spoken Word Awards 1999).