Lenny Henry and Keenon Ferrell's book 'Boy With Wings' off to a strong start!

The heartwarming and hilarious children's novel from national treasure Lenny Henry sees average kid Tunde suddenly sprout wings during a football match, embarking on an exciting journey of discovery.

“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. Under the guidance of a mysterious visitor known as The Seeker, he discovers new-found powers, a secret past, and some seriously powerful people who are determined to keep that past buried, whatever the cost. With strange things happening in a place known as The Facility and someone important in need of rescue, Tunde 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!”

Lenny Henry's wonderful first novel for readers of 9 to 12 is illustrated throughout by Keenon Ferrell.

The fun and playful stylised illustrations of Keenon Ferrel’s helps bring to life the excitement this story holds.

Keenon Ferrel is a New York based animator and illustrator who makes artwork inspired by music, fashion, and sports.Keenon's clients include; Capitol Record, StoryCorps, Sony Music Entertainment to name a few.

If you want to see more of his work , you can find on Instagram at @slicartist.

And the book can be purchased from Waterstones.