Lucy Christopher
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 336pp
ISBN: 978-1-910002-20-9
Publication date: January 2010
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World Rights     Rights sold: Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, USA, World English Audio

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While visiting her father in hospital, 13-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors.

But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him in the only way she knows how. 

Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry’s window. Isla believes that if she can help the damaged swan, somehow she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a breathtakingly magical journey of her own.


' … touchingly and delicately drawn … '
Armadillo Magazine
' … chock-full of beautiful imagery ... that will tug at your heartstrings… '
Wondrous Reads Blog
' … Christopher’s writing is superb … I won't easily forget this heart-wrenching story of friendship'
Teen Titles
Shortlisted for 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Australia
' … heart-warming and rather lovely … '
Birmingham Post
Winner International Reading Association Children's Book Awards 2012
'sweet, and sanguine and....just perfect.'
It Was Lovely Reading You

Every year, Dad waits for them. He says it means the start of winter, when they arrive . . . the start of Christmas. The start of everything

FLYAWAY is a special book to me. Firstly it’s about whooper swans, which are my favourite birds. Secondly, it’s about family illness, which is an issue close to my heart. And thirdly, it’s about finding hope and love in the most difficult of times, which I believe is the most important thing of all.

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