Totally fun and entertaining, 15-year-old Teddy is a real talent,
not just for writing stories, but for spotting a good, creative premise, from
something which would probably never occur to most authors. Clearly written for the dog he adores, Bravery
Doesn’t Come From a Copper Coin tells the tale of an anxious labrador who
tries to overcome his day-to-day fears with the help of his best friend, a
cuddly toy, and inspired by a centuries old penny. Suddenly one day finding himself caught up in
real danger, Teddy learns all about himself.
There is clearly a metaphor for life here.
Whilst this may be a book more suited to an older child
audience, adults will enjoy it alike, and there is a surprisingly dark undertone
at times, particularly regarding the villain of the piece, who emerges as a
truly nasty piece of work. Good elements
to this book, but best of all the narrative viewpoint of the canine hero.
I would be genuinely intrigued and excited to see what Teddy
comes up with next; I hope it’s as unique and enthralling as this was. If he keeps coming up with ideas like this
one, I think he has a bright future as a writer.
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