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My Friend Percy's Magical Gym Shoes (Ulf and Percy #1)

3.04 of 5 stars 3.04  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 2005 by Gecko Press (first published 1991)
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I read this before passing it to my 8yo, and glad I did. As entertaining young Ulf's growing up passage is, it's not for this age group.

Definitely for 10+, as references to kissing girls, girlie mags, and the message of what stern stuff is in you is likely to be a bit beyond most young boys (unless the parents want to explain, and what's the point of that!)

Clare Cannon
The first chapter is called "Naked Ladies" and it goes downhill from there.
Stephen Barker
I heard this author on New Zealand National Radio recently and thought I’d take a look… (see for a short review).
Melanie Lindstrom
Original and witty. I loved the long chapter titles. Not sure what age this is best for. Perhaps 11 plus.
Lisa Hartmann Jensen
I reread this book from my childhood recently.
Must admit I remember it being more funny and not as inapropriate as I think it is now.
Think children read it differently. One thing is certain - my kids will not be allowed to read this before they are more than 10 and even then I am not quite sure it is a good idea...
I am seriously appalled by this book, what kids book would have children sneaking peeks at naked women and the phrase "look at those hooters" in it let alone by page 3!At least we didn't waste any more time on this piece of trash!
Remember when you got a new pair of shoes and you could run faster and jump higher? Ulf takes it a little too far with his friend's shoes.

Best last line of any book I've read.

DEN o.0
Not sure how to rate this one, but it is something like a 3,63.
Definitely deserves a review, though.
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Ulf Gottfrid Stark is a Swedish author and screenwriter (he has adapted several of his own books for film and wrote the screenplay for the 1999 film Tsatsiki, morsan och polisen).
Stark has collaborated with the illustrators Anna Höglund and Mati Lepp.
From 1989 to 1998 he was an elected member of the Swedish Academy for Children's Books Svenska barnboksakademin.
In 1998 he received the Nordic Childr
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