The Legend of Kevin

A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Review

Kevin, a small, plump flying pony, is a creature of few words, with a penchant for biscuits, particularly custard creams. One stormy night, he is blown out of his nest in the wild, wet hills of the Outermost West and tossed through the turbulent skies, eventually crash-landing on Max’s balcony. Max is a kind and thoughtful boy, who has always wanted a pet, so he invites Kevin inside to recover from his ordeal.

As the storm rages on, the town of Bumbleford floods, and neighbours take refuge in Max’s top floor flat. Realising they are running low on food, Max and Kevin fly to the supermarket, which is now entirely underwater, and Max swims down amid the mermaids and sea monsters to collect supplies. When they fly home, they see people stranded on rooftops, so the brave friends embark on a rescue mission. However, their efforts are hampered by the mischievous Sea Monkeys, who have swept in from the Outermost Sea.

Magical mayhem, friendship and a brilliant cast of characters combine in this fabulously funny tale. With short chapters and comical black-and-blue illustrations, this is the first title in a hilarious series for newly confident independent readers.

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