CHILDREN are invited to join six-year-old Leo on his unexpected adventure.

Leo is the main character in Leo’s Ladder, a children’s book written by Dee Griffiths, from Knutsford.

The book is illustrated by Ali Holah from Knutsford, and is to be launched at the Lost and Found in Knutsford on November 12.

Dee was named Teacher of the Year in 2013 for her outstanding contribution to children’s literacy through the Reading Recovery programme.

She received the award to acknowledge her work at Cledford Primary School in Middlewich.

Since leaving teaching Dee has had time to work on writing a children's book, and has a series planned.

Leo’s Ladder is aimed at children aged three to eight, is set in Knutsford, and includes local landmarks such as the Belle Epoque Cranford Café, Knutsford Railway Station and the Lost and Found.

Dee describes the story: “Leo loves ladders and he’s always wanted one of his very own.

“When he finds a ladder outside his home, he and his parents go on a mission to find its owner.

“The problem is, Leo’s not sure he wants to give it back. Join Leo as his search for the ladder leads to an unexpected adventure.”

At the launch there will be a short reading of the story at 6.30pm and again at 7.30pm, and books, signed by Dee and Ali, will be available to purchase on the night.

Dee is originally from New York, and has lived in Knutsford for five years after moving from Davenham.