Jenny Pearson's debut children's novel The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates (Usborne) will be published in 2020. It was subject to a major 8-way auction and has already been sold in 18 languages.
Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face - that his secret plan is not, in fact, secret.
Because Freddie's journey wasn't meant to involve Big Trev and the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn't expect to end up, with his two best friends, on national television in a supergirl costume.
But journeys never take you where you think they will. And for Freddie, that fact might just have to be enough...
The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way.
Jenny has been awarded with six mugs, one fridge magnet, one wall plaque and numerous cards for her role as ‘Best Teacher in the World’. While she has not met the rest of the teachers in the world in contention for this title, she believes the evidence is stacking up in her favour. When she is not busy being inspirational in the classroom, she would like nothing more than to relax with her two young boys, but she can’t as they view her as some sort of human climbing frame. In her free time, if she isn’t writing, she can be found doing something sporty.
Jenny Pearson has recently moved to the North East of England and while she has yet to meet Ant or Dec, she has learned how to use canny in a sentence. Which is dead canny, like.
'An auspicious debut' The Financial Times
'This very funny, unstuffy story about fact-loving Freddie who travels with his best friends Ben and Charlie from Andover to Wales in search of his birth father, is full of laugh-out-loud escapades' The Times
'This sleuthing-trip-cum-crime-solving spree has all the fizz of Jeremy Strong' The Observer
'Heartbreaking and hilarious... the must-read of the summer' The Sunday Express
"A big-hearted comic journey about friendship, family, and a miraculously well-timed seagull." - David Solomons, author of Mr Brother is a Superhero