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ISBN10: 0330418262
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Stunningly original, fabulously inventive and packed with humour and wit, FLY BY NIGHT is a unique and extraordinary debut novel. When words take flight, heroes are born... A breath-taking adventure story, set in reimagined eighteenth century England. A time of fracture and division - as the realm struggles to maintain an uneasy peace after years of cival war and tyranny, a twelve-year-old orphan and her loyal companion, a grumpy goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a radical revolution.

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Twelve-year-old Mosca Mye hasn't got much. Her parents are dead, her cruel uncle keeps her locked away, and her only friend is her pet goose. But she does have one small, rare thing: the ability to read. In a world where books are dangerous things, this gift will change her life--but it may also be the death of her.

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crowyhead, October 23, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I picked this up mainly because it sounded interesting and because Garth Nix (a favorite YA author) praised it in such glowing terms in his cover blurb. Cover blurbs are a dangerous way to pick books, but in this case I picked a winner. Desperate to get out of town (and find some stories in the process), 12-year-old Mosca Mye throws in her lot with a con man named Eponymous Clent and takes off cross-country with Saracen the homicidal goose in tow. Mosca is unusual because her father taught her to read -- a potentially dangerous skill for anyone, let alone a girl. What follows is a fascinating adventure with loads of political intrigue that also manages to be laugh-out-loud funny. Harding has a way with words, and the names alone in this novel are enough to make me shout with glee. There are very few authors who even come close to filling Joan Aiken's shoes, but Mosca Mye is a heroine to rival Dido Twite.
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ISBN:
9780330418263
Author:
Hardinge, Frances
Publisher:
MacMillan Children's Books
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Twelve-year-old Mosca Mye hasn't got much. Her parents are dead, her cruel uncle keeps her locked away, and her only friend is her pet goose. But she does have one small, rare thing: the ability to read. In a world where books are dangerous things, this gift will change her life--but it may also be the death of her.
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