Silas and the Marvellous Misfits6-9 years
A Marcus Rashford Book Club Choice! Silas and the Marvellous Misfits by Tom Percival is an action-packed adventure that shows kids the joy of being themselves.
'Engaging and action packed. I would have loved this book as a child!' – Marcus Rashford MBE
Erika has a BIG secret. She’s a member of the Dream Defenders – a top-secret organization that banishes your worries while you sleep!
And tonight they're on a mission to rescue Erika's best friend Silas from the clutches of the evil Glooms – creatures who want everyone in the dream world to look and think exactly the same way!
Can the Dream Defenders save Silas and help him to see that being a misfit can be a truly marvellous thing?
Discover more of the Dream Defenders adventures in Erika and the Angermare and Chanda and the Devious Doubt.
The Marcus Rashford Book Club is a collaboration between Marcus Rashford and Macmillan Children's Books, inspiring children to develop a love of reading and literacy as a life skill.
Encouraging children to find joy in, and celebrate, their differences is so powerful in today's society. Tom inspires this mindset in the most fun, engaging, action-packed way. I would have loved to read this book as a child!
Marcus Rashford MBE
An action-packed new illustrated fiction series for independent readers that explores anxiety – and how to conquer it –through rip-roaring adventure stories!
Little London, feature on children’s books and anxiety
An energetic adventure, with two-colour illustrations throughout and relatively short, manageable chapters for younger readers. Whilst the story is set in a fun alternative world, Percival manages to cleverly weave in themes of emotional care, as Erika’s bad mood also attracts a dangerous Angermare and she has to learn to manage her own anger in order to defeat it.
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