Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor
Jon Jeffers is the loneliest nine-year-old on earth. It's 1935, and he's stuck on a tiny rocky island off the coast of San Francisco with his mother and his lighthouse-keeper father. Jon longs for something more. If only he had a way to escape this forsaken pile of rocks, he could have some "real" adventures. Then one morning the irritable ghost of an ancient magician appears on the beach and offers--amazingly--to teach Jon to fly. Jon agrees, and at first flying seems to be the answer to his wildest dreams. But then he flies into some serious trouble. . . . From the acclaimed author of "The Cay," here is a sweet, funny, and outrageous tale of a boy who gets his dearest wish--and then wishes he hadn't.
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- Hardback | 144 pages
- 131.6 x 178.3 x 17.5mm | 249.48g
- 01 May 2004
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Harcourt Children's Books
- Boston, United States
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About Theodore Taylor
THEODORE TAYLOR is the author of many award-winning and widely praised middle grade and teen novels, including "The Bomb," "The Weirdo," the modern classic "The Cay," and its prequel-sequel, "Timothy of the Cay." He lives in Laguna Beach, California.