Caleb signs autographed copies of his first book, Tammy and the Shipwreck

“Reading is such fun. It has the power to expand your imagination and take you into different parts and cultures of the world at the same time.” Caleb Likambi

Multi-talented and gifted young author, Caleb Likambi releases his second and third book at the age of twelve, shortly after the success of his debut best-selling book, Tammy and the Shipwreck, which was released earlier this year. The books Rags to Riches and The Dreamer, are the first and second instalments in the “Life Lessons” series by Caleb Likambi.

Rags to Riches tells the inspiring story of Josh, who is determined to move beyond his past and overcome the hardships and difficulties in his life and reach for the stars. While The Dreamer follows the journey of Brayden, who grows up confined in a Circus but is determined to step out of his comfort zone to chase his dreams, when given the opportunity.

Caleb’s debut book, Tammy and the Shipwreck, was written in 2021 and released in early 2022 after being challenged to publish a book by his younger sister (The World’s Youngest Author to Publish Multiple Books within 5 Months, Destiny Likambi). Rags to Riches and The Dreamer are the beginning of a series titled Life Lessons by Caleb Likambi, through which he aims to inspire young people and his peers to work hard, follow their dreams, and never give up in life, irrespective of their background or the circumstances they are faced with in life.

All of the illustrations in Rags to Riches and The Dreamer and are done by Caleb Likambi and revamped by a professional illustrator, and both books are currently available to pre-order and will be officially released on Saturday 16th July.

“You must never give up on your dreams, no matter what.” Caleb Likambi

About the Book: Rags to Riches

“Rags to Riches” is an inspiring tale of a young boy named Josh who had a difficult start to life, from family troubles to money worries.

However, no matter how difficult things got for him, Josh refused to let his circumstances hold him back from achieving his dreams!

Follow Josh on his journey through all the ups and downs to see if he can overcome every obstacle and turn his life around.

“Rags to Riches,” by Caleb Likambi, is a tale of standing back up when life knocks you down, and the merits of working hard despite your hardships! 

About the Book: The Dreamer

In the second instalment of the “Life Lessons” series by Caleb Likambi, the 12-year-old best-selling author takes us through another tale of the importance of following your heart and working hard to achieve your dreams. The main character, Brayden, grows up in a circus with his brother James when he is given the opportunity to make something of himself. Will Brayden take it? Or will he stick to what he knows?

Read “The Dreamer” by Caleb Likambi to find out!

The Dreamer is Caleb Likambi’s third book at age 12! All of the illustrations in The Dreamer are done by the author and revamped by a professional illustrator.

About the Author: Michael Caleb Likambi

Coming from a family of talented young writers, Michael Caleb Likambi debuted as an author at the age of 12 with his best-selling book, Tammy and the Shipwreck. He is the 12-year-old gifted and talented brother of the world’s youngest author to publish multiple books within five months, Destiny Likambi, and Liverpool’s best-selling author of three books, Latoya Likambi.

All of the illustrations in The Dreamer are done by Caleb and revamped by a professional illustrator, and the book is set to be the second of his new series, “Life Lessons,” by Caleb Likambi. In May 2022, Caleb and his siblings received a special invitation from The Lord Mayor and First Citizen of Liverpool, Cllr Mary Rasmussen, during which they presented autographed copies of their books to her and received special recognition as the city’s youngest authors, as well as a rare gift of a golden Liver Bird.

Caleb is an ultra-confident and grounded young gentleman, whose kind, compassionate, and humble personality makes him a true friend to many. He always stands up for those who are bullied or ill-treated and is fondly referred to as the “soft giant.”

He is currently the Head Boy of Year 7 at his secondary school and has been on the School Council numerous times throughout his time in primary school. He is also a true and natural sportsman, who has won numerous trophies and awards, both as an individual and for his primary and secondary schools.

Caleb’s genuine passion for reading and learning is second to none, which goes back to his childhood when he would read until he fell asleep. He’s read over 630 books to date and never stops requesting new books. He has been interviewed by diverse media platforms, including BBC Radio Merseyside.

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