Flyaway (Reissue)
Lucy Christopher
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
ISBN: 978-1-910002-20-9
Publication date: January 2015

World Rights     Rights sold: Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, USA, World English Audio



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

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE

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 brilliant. When he was a boy, he would sit with Nan and Granddad in a field near the lake behind their house . . . and wait.

It was usually cold, and dark,

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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