Caryl Lewis

Shortlisted for The Week Junior Book Awards

This new and original story by award-winning author Caryl Lewis shows the power of hope and imagination when you believe that wishes can come true.

Marty knows he is different from other children. He lives squeezed into a house with his mum, broken toys, piles of newspapers and just about mountains of everything! Marty doesn’t have any friends at school until he strikes up a conversation with a new girl who’s deaf, called Gracie. He is only happy when with his Grandad on his allotment. One birthday, Grandad gives Marty a very special seed, that will propel Marty, Gracie and Grandad into a journey beyond their wildest dreams.

With elements of fairy tale and a sensitive portrayal of adult-child relationships, this is a beguiling tale, perfect for KS2.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton