When a father who dreams of flying goes off to war and does not return, his son decides to make the dream come true. Grahame Baker-Smith’s moving story, with stunning illustrations, shows how, with love and a bit of ambition, you can reach seemingly impossible goals.
Winner of the 2011 CILIP Kate Greenaway award.
Longlisted for the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) Children's Book Award 2012.
"A clever picture book with a dream-like quality. It is beautifully designed with a wealth of detail, conveying dark emotions, storms of war and weather, and a powerful sense of loss and bereavement".
CILIP Kate Greenaway judges' comments
"The worthy winner of the Kate Greenaway award is this stunning and highly imaginative picture book ...... full of magical imagery and big themes, it's a delight through and through."
Sally Morris, The Daily Mail
"spectacular picture book that delights in form and content." The Bookseller
"a beautiful, lyrical book which will make you think … A very powerful read." librarymice.com