About this book
A major novel, featuring glorious colour illustrations throughout by Polly Dunbar, from the formidable David Almond, winner of the Carnegie, Whitbread & Smarties awards. It's the story of Lizzie and her father, as they find their wings together and take to the skies. 'Here's an astonishing book from one of our greatest writers, that transcends age - and gravity. A marvel of a book from a marvel of a writer' Michael Morpurgo. Ages: 8+.
Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly?