Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock (Author)
Paperback: 256 pages
Age: 8-12 years
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible danger. What will Athan choose – flight or family?
From acclaimed author of Murder In Midwinter, Fleur Hitchcock’s The Boy Who Flew is a thrilling, murderous tale set among steep rooftops and slippery characters of Athan’s intricately imagined world. Perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Peter Bunzl and Philip Reeve.
“The Boy Who Flew is an unputdownable, heart-stopping, white knuckle ride of a book. There’s murder, science, friendship and family. It’s in the best tradition of the undisputed master of historical adventures, Leon Garfield, and will knock your socks off!” – Catherine Johnson, author of Sawbones
“An utterly brilliant story and one that is close my heart as I met Athan long ago when he was learning to fly. So many wonderful rich characters. Athan will fly high.” – Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk