The Legend of Kevin

Kevin in a tree

Meet KEVIN!

Max is a young boy living in an ordinary tower block. He longs for adventure in his life - then one day - DOOF! - a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magical storm!

The storm causes a huge flood and soon Max's town submerged by water. Luckily for the town, Max has a flying pony to come to the rescue, and luckily for Kevin, he has a new best friend and a constant supply of his favourite thing - biscuits.

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Where did Reeve & McIntyre get this idea?

driftwood

Here’s a painting Philip made of a roly-poly flying pony on a piece of driftwood from the beach in Brighton, way back in 1988! Sarah spotted it hanging on his kitchen wall and thought it would be a fun character to draw. Eventually Philip and Sarah came up with a story they posted on their blogs, called The Dartmoor Pegasus, and which later featured in The Telegraph newspaper. (You can read it in their Pug-a-Doodle-Do! activity book!)

Together they came up with the idea of a magical flood, and decided to tap into the world they'd created in earlier books... with sea monkeys and mermaids! Then Philip wrote the words and Sarah drew the pictures, but they shared the workload; while writing the story, Philip kept coming back to Sarah for ideas about the flood, and both of them worked together at Sarah's desk in London on the pencil versions of the illustrations. As Reeve & McIntyre, they are very much co-authors of this book.