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Boy Who Could Fly

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Boy Who Could Fly

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The Boy Who Could Fly by Sally Gardner
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One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes. This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.

Author Biography

Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London. Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London. Andrew Sachs has performed widely in stage, film and television. Television work includes Manuel in Fawlty Tower, Einstein in Horizon Special: Einstein, Peter Pryce in Jack of Hearts, and Joseph in Silent Witness. He also does commentating, radio work (winner of the Sony Radio Awards 1989 Best Actor) and numerous voice-overs and audiobooks (Performer of the Year, the Spoken Word Awards 1999).
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2008
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Illustrated by Sally Gardner Read by Andrew Sachs
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN-13
9780752891057
Product ID
1640141

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