Beneath the very ground on which you walk and beyond the stars above your head are more worlds than you could ever dream of: there are monsters of which to be afraid, there is magic wielded by witches and sorcerers, there are epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean, and fearsome weapons which threaten to destroy everything.
Jimmy Crikey is a the alien child who chose to stay on Earth, despite the bullies. This brave soul overcomes and faces some pretty scary challenges. Solving mysteries and averting mayhem, his incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange.
With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears, and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighborhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow, and magic, adventure, danger, and excitement await.
From the little lady who lived at the bottom of a well but didn’t klnow how she got there, to a starship that wants to take him home, trolls, little people, traders, and diamonite stealers, even water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins, and interplanetary warfare, Jimmy copes with it all and learns the biggest lessons of his life.
Targeted Age Group: 7 – 14
Genre: Children’s Audiobooks
What was your inspiration for this book?
The original inspiration for the story rose while watching my four year old son playing with a small group of new friends on the beach, during a seaside holiday. Whenever the showers came they sought refuge in our beach tent and something was needed to keep them occupied (quiet). Jimmy Crikey was born to entertain the kids for a half-hour or so until the clouds passed over. Over the course of several afternoons, the story had to expand to meet their demands for more. hold their interest and Jimmy Crikey's adventures grew to keep pace with demand.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
Once my son had his own children he read the Jimmy Crikey story to them at bed times and added multiple voices and accents. He made the book come alive in a way I could not emulate so when I came across John Finch's audio book production company I tool the opportunity he offered. Sadly he taken by a brain tumour just as he was beginning my next audio production. But John's brilliant work is available for all to enjoy in the almost nine hour production.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
John Finch put together the team of actors and the narrator Paul Enright King was already known to him. An excellent choice to tell my precious story and to add his own charm to the production. Paul has narrated the next Jimmy Crikey adventure which is currently in process of production.
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