There is a tradition in Jiggy's hometown by which the night before a boy's first day at school his father takes him to the Piddle Pool near the old quarry. Boys pee in the pool for a lucky school life. But Jiggy's dad never took him...and now Jiggy wants to change his run of bad luck. One night, mid-piddle, something happens - and a genie rises out of the water. Will Jiggy's luck be reversed...or will it just get worse?!
Since his first novel came out in 1995, Michael Lawrence has published over forty books for children and young adults, plus a personal memoir called Milking the Novelty, which covers a year in his life as a young photographer in London, Paris, and at a holiday camp in Wales.
His fiction for older readers includes a trilogy about chance and reality called The Aldous Lexicon (The Withern Rise Trilogy in the US), which is now available as three ebooks. He has also re-edited these three into a single ebook volume (equivalent to around 640 printed pages) under the title The Aldous Lexicon, a trailer for which can be viewed on YouTube.
Several of Michael's books have won awards or been shortlisted for awards in England and America.