Sunday, 31 July 2016
Penny Farthing and the Man in the Moon
It is 1978 and in the tiny village of Pleasington, Lancashire, their lives a young girl called Penny.
Penny is a champion rider of her pink penny farthing bike which she spends her days riding through the village.
But she also has another passion, she loves to speak with the man in the moon.
She is a bright and keen young lady and she decides that she will participate as an official entrant in the very prestigious Pleasington Penny Farthing Race.
It won't be an easy race, for Penny will be competing against some first rate opponents, members of the elite Pleasington Penny Farthing Preservation Society.
But Penny decides that, with the assistance of her special friend, the man in the moon that she will have a good chance of victory in the race!
But who stole Penny's bike? What can she do about it? Can her friend, the man in the moon come to her aid?
The book is written for children aged 9 and over and it sensitively deals with the twin issues of autism and dyslexia that Penny has been diagnosed with. As has the author of the book, Mark Roland Langdale.
The charming illustrations are by Charlotte Walshe.
The book is published by Matador and costs £8.99 and is available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which is to the right of this review.