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Book of the Month: The Legend of Kevin

The Legend of Kevin

By Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Perfect for children aged 7–9

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Kevin!

Kevin is a roly-poly flying pony who finds himself blown a long way from home in a magical storm. Luckily for him, he lands on Max’s balcony, and together they form a heroic duo — and a strong friendship — as they set out to save the residents of Bumbleford from rising floodwaters. Irresistible to even the most reluctant of readers, join Kevin and Max, and a few unusual visitors, as they set out on their first custard cream-fuelled adventure.

This laugh-out-loud tale is the first in a brand new series (brimming with biscuits) from the hugely popular and multi-award winning duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Kevin isn’t afraid to be different, and will show readers just how important it is to have the confidence to go ahead and achieve what they want to — whatever the size of their wings!

Win a copy!

In The Legend of Kevin, Max wants a pet more than anything in the world, so it’s a good thing when Kevin blows into his life! For a chance to win one of five copies of the book, we want to see your child’s dream legendary pet, whether it’s a clever cat that catches criminals, a helpful hamster that does the hoovering, or even a pet with a jetpack!

To enter, simply download our free activity sheet and send us a photo of your child’s extraordinary pet (looking as legendary as possible) in a private message to the Oxford Owl Facebook page

Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 30th September 2018.

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We’ll share all of your legendary pets on our Facebook page to inspire more extraordinary creations!

About the book

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The Legend of Kevin

By Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

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!

As the storm waters rise, and the town is besieged by magical creatures, Max and Kevin set about putting things right. With Max’s quick thinking and a constant supply of biscuits for Kevin, there’s nothing this heroic duo can’t achieve!

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About the authors

When they were little Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve both loved drawing horses.

Sarah got to ride her mum’s friend’s Shetland pony, Bluebell. Sarah lives in London, surrounded by blocks of flats like the one where Max and Daisy (sorry, Elvira) live.

Philip never had a chance to ride at all, so he just made up stories about horses. Nowadays, Philip lives in the Wild West Hills of the Outermost West (also known as Dartmoor), where loads of shaggy ponies roam.

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