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The Boy With Wings by Lenny Henry and Kennon Ferrell - Digital Classroom Resources (including comic activity)!

Let Your Imagination Fly: The Boy With Wings

Macmillan Children’s Books are excited to introduce The Boy With Wings, the new children’s book by comedy legend, Lenny Henry for readers of 9 to 12. Illustrated throughout by Keenon Ferrell, it includes an exclusive comic book adventure illustrated by Mark Buckingham.

More about the book

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 and he 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!

There are physical POS packs available in her shop here until 14 October.

The digital pack includes:
- An activity pack
- Tips on creating a comic book from Marvel and DC Comics artist Mark Buckingham

For more information on the book, as well as access to exclusive videos from Lenny and a playlist inspired by the book please head here.

Macmillan Children’s Books are running a competition for your class to win a spot at Sir Lenny Henry’s virtual schools event, as well as a copy of the book for every student in your class. Details of how you can enter this can be found here.

We would love to see you using the resources on social media using #TheBoyWithWings and tagging MacmillanKidsUK and readingagency.


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