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Publisher Comments:

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-Smiths moving story, with stunning illustrations, shows how, with love and a bit of ambition, you can reach seemingly impossible goals.

Review:

"Baker-Smith (Leon and the Place Between) won the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal for this tale of a father lost and a dream reclaimed. The young narrator remembers a father gripped by the dream of flight, forever making wings and launching himself off the rocks above the sea. He never succeeds, and, though he clearly loves his son, his eyes are always on the sky. 'Such a busy, bossy dream,' the son recalls, 'that would not leave him alone or give him the time to play or sleep or think of other things.' Baker-Smith's gilded images of the father's elaborate winged contraptions and placid spreads of sky and clouds offer hope. But the army takes the father away ('I will always remember the day he left — the clothes they gave him, khaki against the scarlet poppies'), and he never returns. Years later, the boy realizes that his father's dream has become his own. As a story with a long horizon and a mysterious loss, it may leave some readers uneasy, but its portrait of the complex, delicately balanced relationship between father and son lingers. Ages 5 — 7." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Grahame Baker-Smith, a self-taught illustrator, was inspired to create this book after his experiences of being a son and now having a son of his own. His first title for Templar Books, Leon and the Place Between, was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and FArTHER went on to win in 2011. Grahame Baker-Smith lives in Bath, England, with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763663704
Author:
Baker Smith, Grahame
Publisher:
Templar Books
Author:
Baker-Smith, Grahame
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
dreams;flight
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.4 x 10.13 x 0.4 in 1.225 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Templar - English 9780763663704 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Baker-Smith (Leon and the Place Between) won the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal for this tale of a father lost and a dream reclaimed. The young narrator remembers a father gripped by the dream of flight, forever making wings and launching himself off the rocks above the sea. He never succeeds, and, though he clearly loves his son, his eyes are always on the sky. 'Such a busy, bossy dream,' the son recalls, 'that would not leave him alone or give him the time to play or sleep or think of other things.' Baker-Smith's gilded images of the father's elaborate winged contraptions and placid spreads of sky and clouds offer hope. But the army takes the father away ('I will always remember the day he left — the clothes they gave him, khaki against the scarlet poppies'), and he never returns. Years later, the boy realizes that his father's dream has become his own. As a story with a long horizon and a mysterious loss, it may leave some readers uneasy, but its portrait of the complex, delicately balanced relationship between father and son lingers. Ages 5 — 7." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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