The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey
Wallace E Briggs
Fiction, Children's Books, Fantasy, Action and Adventure
May 20, 2021
Do you know that 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 and witches and wizards who wield magic.
Join Jimmy’s epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean. Fear the powerful weapons that threaten to destroy everything,
Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul who faces some terrifying 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 extraordinary. With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub rose, pointed ears and enormous feet, Jimmy is mercilessly bullied. He runs away to search for a world where he can fit in.
Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost underground world called Roombelow and magic, adventure, danger and excitement await.
Jimmy meets the little lady who lives at the bottom of the well and doesn’t know how she got there. Aunt Ethel shows him a starship that could take him home. Jimmy comes across trolls, little people, traders and diamonite thieves, water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins and interplanetary warfare.
Jimmy learns the biggest lessons of his life: what matters most is what resides within, not what you look like from outside.
Jimmy has a bright red mop of hair, big blue eyes, a snub nose, pointed ears and ee-nor-mous feet. Bullied because of his appearance he decides to run away to seek a place where he could fit in. In his flight, he discovers an underground world.
He rescues Roombelow from the curse of a sleeping spell, cast by Matilda, the Witch who forgot how to laugh and is taken in by Mr McDonald, the Mayor. Witch Matilda and Gemma, the little lady who lives at the bottom of the well, but doesn’t know how she got there, become Jimmy’s closest friends.
When floods threaten, he locates the sleeping Weather Man. The torrential rain is turned off and Roombelow is saved.
When the well runs dry Jimmy and Gemma find Olsen the giant eel. His body had plugged the spring that fills the well. Olsen is returned to the sea and water is restored.
Jimmy returns to the upper world to visit Aunt Ethel. She explains Jimmy’s origins and shows him the hidden starship which could whisk him back to his birth planet of Attalia. But, Jimmy chooses to return to his friends in Roombelow.
After a spell of freezing weather Jimmy pits his wits against Erg, chief of the one-eyed trolls. Using his recently discovered powers and with the assistance of the Weatherman, he restores peace.
Jimmy discovers the cliff-side world of the Diamonites, the little people that Gemma became separated from long ago. The friends are drawn even closer together by the similarities in their circumstances. Both are separated from their own worlds and yet have found happiness in Roombelow.