by Steve Cole
illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Reading Age: 8+ Interest Age: 8-12
Mining for tin in deep, dangerous trenches is the only life that Tono has ever known. Worked to the brink of exhaustion each day by his unforgiving uncle, Tono’s only escape is when he reads his dad’s old comics. In a world of heroes and superpowers, he can forget the terrifying mining pits. But an underwater avalanche, a glimpse of something bright red in the sandy seabed, and canny sidekick are about to transform Tono’s life for ever …
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8+.
AR Level – 4.2
Read the first chapter of Tin Boy below: