The Boy Who Could Fly

The Boy Who Could Fly

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 143 x 12mm | 100g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752867784
  • 9780752867786

About Sally Gardner

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 was a very successful designer of sets and costumes for the theatre for many years, but she always wanted to write and illustrate books for children. Her first was The Little Nut Tree, then Playtime Rhymes, a big collection of rhymes for younger children, and now the bestselling A Book of Princesses. Andrew Sachs has performed widely in stage, film and television including the famous Manuel in FAWLTY TOWERS, Einstein in HORIZON SPECIAL: EINSTEIN, Peter Pryce in JACK OF HEARTS, and Joseph in SILENT WITNESS. He also does commentating, radio work, voice-overs and has read numerous audiobooks including The Magical Children's series for Orion.show more

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Review of the MAGICAL CHILDREN series: 'All have satisfying stories, scintillatingly crisp sound effects and lively, humour-filled readings.' -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMES "A magical tale, beautifully read." THE OLDIEshow more

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70 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 33% (23)
4 40% (28)
3 24% (17)
2 3% (2)
1 0% (0)
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