The Nelson ‘n’ Deck and Friends adventure stories are all about making London fun for kids with large, full colour illustrations on every other page to bring the story to life.

Presented in a fun and subtly educational way, this is the first in the series of Nelson ‘n’ Deck and Friends adventure stories for primary school children introducing them to all the wonderful sights and places in London to see and visit, in a bright and colourful way that children can relate to.

How the Adventures Began introduces you to all central characters of the series and lays the foundation for the follow-up books in the series.

11- year old Jack and his younger sister Keira reluctantly move to London with their parents, but on their first day, they accidently stumble across magical new friends whilst sneaking around the London Transport Museum – Nelson the funny-looking Pigeon, Deck the red open-topped double decker bus as well as Cab the black London taxi. It is the start of many wonderful adventures for them all over London with their new found friends.

With fun play-on-words names for the supporting characters that adults will appreciate, this is a story that can be enjoyed by the whole family whether you have been to London or not.

Clare Cannon lives in Sydney where she is editor of The Good Reading Guide and manager of Portico Books,...