Lenny Henry

Cover revealed for Lenny's first children's book 'The Boy With Wings'

We have lift off! The cover for Lenny's first ever children's book 'The Boy With Wings', illustrated by Keenon Ferrell has been revealed. Published on 14 October this year, the book also features an exclusive comic book adventure created by Marvel artist, Mark Buckingham.

Lenny said: "Ever since my Aunty Pearl took me to Dudley Library and got me enrolled, I have loved books. Short ones, long ones, in betweeny ones. Marvel and DC, Beano and the Dandy, Just William, Jennings, and Billy Bunter. I’ve always wanted to write for kids and Pan Macmillan have given me this great opportunity to do so.

I wanted to write a story about a boy (just like I was at 12 years old) - bullied, pushed around at school, called names because of the way he looks, the colour of his skin. But soon he will discover secrets about himself that will rock his world and everyone else’s. 

The story is about a boy with wings, who will have big decisions to make.

Will he do right? Or will he do wrong? Find out…"Get ready to join the flight!
Twelve-year-old Tunde is just your average kid: average friends, average parents, average grades. Sure, he has his quirks, but if he can avoid the school bullies and hang out with his ragtag group of friends, he’s happy enough. But his life is about to get turned upside down when, in the middle of a football match, Tunde leaps for the ball and stays in the air – on an enormous pair of wings!

Everything Tunde knows is about to change. Under the guidance of a mysterious visitor known as The Seeker, he discovers new-found powers, a secret past, and some seriously powerful people who are determined to keep that past buried, whatever the cost. With strange things happening in a place known as The Facility and someone important in need of rescue, Tunde is going to need more than a little help from his friends. Join Tunde, Kylie, Jiah and Neville on an out-of-this-world adventure that brings Tunde face-to-face with his destiny.

An average kid is about to become an EXTRAORDINARY hero!

‘The Boy With Wings’ is published on 14th October 2021 in hardcover, audio and ebook. 

You can pre-order it here.


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