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Cally and Jimmy: Twintastic

Written by Zoe Antoniades

Illustrated by Katie Kear

Part of the Cally and Jimmy Series

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Cally and Jimmy: Twintastic Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous School Stories Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Fantastic family fun

Zoe Antoniades’ stories of twins Cally and Jimmy are fantastically lively and lots of fun. There are four separate self-contained stories in the book, each one narrated by Cally, as she watches, exasperated, while her minutes-younger brother gets into trouble again and again. She knows Jimmy can’t help it really – he has ADHD – and always sticks by him so that things have a habit of working out well in the end. Their Greek family, especially their Yiaiyia (Granny), are another of the joys of the book and one episode describes their trip to Cyprus, where Jimmy outdoes himself causing chaos. The stories are accessible, absolutely believable, and readers will feel by the end that they have a new set of friends. Highly recommended. 

Andrea Reece

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Our Kids Reader Review Panel loved the first in the series; Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble! Angelito Francsico said - "A really good book of short stories ideal for both boys and girls. The short stories capture your attention and you just want to keep reading what these twins get up to!" Read all the reviews here!

Cally and Jimmy: Twintastic Synopsis

Four stories in one! Cally has a twin brother Jimmy, and he is always getting into some kind of mischief - which usually means double trouble! Thankfully their Greek granny is usually on hand to help - or add to the mayhem!

In these four fab stories, the twins make a splash on their beach holiday, run into trouble on sports day, get spooked while trick or treating, and uncover a thief at school.

Cally and Jimmy: Twintastic Press Reviews

Praise for Cally and Jimmy:

‘Funny, touching, enlightening and ideal for newly confident readers. Black and white illustrations on every page capture the fun and chaos of life in a complex family.’   Booktrust

‘Your kids need this lovely book’   Kate Beckinsale

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ISBN: 9781839130168
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130168
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Zoe Antoniades
Illustrator: Katie Kear
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories, Personal Social Health Economic

About Zoe Antoniades

Zoe Antoniades (Author) Zoe Antoniades was born in West London of Greek Cypriot parents. She graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in English and Drama and trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education. She has taught maths, English and the arts and worked on a wide range of creative projects in partnership with the Southbank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the Young Vic and the Polka Theatre. She also writes collaboratively with young people and has published four anthologies of short stories. Her memoir, Tea and Baklavas, won the Winchester Writers' Festival Memoir Prize.Katie ...

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