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Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure

Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

4.75 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9780192766083

Kevin the flying pony blows in on a magical storm and - DOOF! - crashes into the balcony outside Max's flat. As the storm waters rise and the town is besieged with 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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5 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
9 Sep 2018

"this high-spirited romp reminds us that we belong with the people we care about. "

A central section features self-referential silliness with sea monkeys and mermaids (both of which featured in other books by this author/illustrator duo, and yield lavishly decorative illustrations). Wild countryside and the populous town are vividly contrasted, and this high-spirited romp reminds us that we belong with the people we care about. 

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Imogen Russell Williams
29 Sep 2018

"'Longtime collaborators Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have worked more of their down-to-earth magic in The Legend of Kevin'"

Longtime collaborators Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have worked more of their down-to-earth magic in The Legend of Kevin... McIntyre’s complex illustrations and Reeve’s sly humour will appeal to confident and reluctant readers alike... 
 

5 stars out of 5
6 Sep 2018

" Magical mayhem, friendship and a brilliant cast of characters combine in this fabulously funny tale"

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... 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.