Timothy Scott is not a normal twelve-year-old boy, he is something much more. Ridiculed for his active imagination and unique perspective. His family want the best for him and try to understand what is happening to their son. His older brother Aiden and younger sister Cathy just see their brother but his best friend comes from the voice at his side since he was a child, a voice he calls Aleobe. One fateful day his invisible friend offers him the chance to see him and the world he comes from...Timothy will discover the magic of Mielikuvitus and the fact the curse of his imagination here is the source of his strength in another world.
Timothy must learn he is so much more than a boy, he is...a hero.
Although not explicity "labelled", Timothy Scott is a representation of both the author and his youngest son. Both are currently engaged in processes to formalise assessments for Autism Spectrum Conditions and the creation of Timothy Scott was one to emphasise what can be both a gift and a curse of imagination and "out of the box" perspectives and thinking. Seeing his youngest son often left aside by peers the invention of Timothy Scott was done to encourage self-belief and not succumb to the negative perception that different is wrong. Timothy is just another unique creature in a world where differences should be celebrated and embraced, it is hoped this series will encourage that and show just how powerful the mind can be and to see things differently is nothing short of a hero's power.
Timothy Scott's story was conceived during an early morning circuit training session on the edge of a Scottish Loch. A simple idea that grew and grew until the concept was discussed, at length as Tobey Alexander along with his two sons (then 10 and 8) spent a day climbing Ben Nevis. What had started off as a simple idea seemed to capture their imaginations from the beginning and as the trio returned to the car park (absolutely shattered from the climb) the story had gone from a basic premise to a full-blown adventure.
But most of all I could see the excitement, the desire to learn so much more about this alternative world that had been created. From that moment it was time to break out the pencils and sketch down ideas and feed off the excitement and curiosities of all three of his children.
Timothy Scott will introduce us to a world beyond our own where the impossible is possible and a twelve-year-old curious outcast will go from quiet loner to face his own nightmares in the hope of becoming a hero.