‘Once upon a time many, many moons ago there was a girl named Penny who imagined she was a fairytale dragonfly princess who could fly, and this is her far-fetched fairy story.’
Set in 1978 in the small village of Pleasington in Lancashire, Penny Farthing spends her days riding her pink penny farthing and speaking to the man in the moon.
An imaginative, sparky young girl, Penny decides to enter herself into the prestigious Pleasington’s penny farthing race, alongside members of the Pleasington Penny Farthing Preservation Society. With the help of the man in the moon, Penny hopes to win the race and be the best penny farthing rider around!
Penny Farthing and the Man in the Moon is a unique fairytale for children aged 9 and over as it encompasses issues surrounding autism and dyslexia, something which the protagonist, Penny, is diagnosed with. This story will appeal to children who enjoy light-hearted fairy stories, but also to parents looking for a story with hidden depths.