JOE LEARMONTH

www.joelearmonth.com

@ideal_joe



Plans for an unnamed childrens' book

synopsis - This is a kids’ book I am working on, which is currently untitled. In the book, I’m aiming to subvert the expectations of masculine roles in boys’ genre fiction - astronauts, cowboys, and pirates, for instance. In my book, we trace the family history of nine-year-old Olly, looking back through time at a series of cousins, uncles and grandparents who can never seem to get things quite right. The cool, hunky Action Man heroes that Olly expects are all on the sidelines, and the protagonists are people that just aren’t that good at what they do. But there is a secret about these oddballs that will change Olly’s ideas about what it means to be a failure.