The Ship That Flew

The Ship That Flew

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Humphrey has a magical ship which takes him on exciting trips around the world and into the past. It is like no other ship in the world. Originally published in 1939, this tale has been reissued for a new generation of young readers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 210mm | 440g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192717197
  • 9780192717191

Review Text

A disappointing odyssey to follow Hilda Lewis' superb historical novel The Gentle Falcon. Peter Grant bought a very old model boat for a few shillings in Radcliff Village, an English seaside town. It proves to be a magic miniature vessel which will expand to carry all four Grant children into the distant past anywhere in the world,- to Egypt when the pyramids were new, to ancient Asgard, and to London at the time of William the Conqueror, where they meet Matilda, a child in the time of William the Conqueror. On a later visit the Grant children bring Matilda to the present where she is embroidering a tapestry for the local bazaar. All in all, a pretty dreary chronicle. (Kirkus Reviews)show more