Synopses & Reviews
A few, nicknamed leadfeet, are forced to forever spend their lives closer to the ground. But one night, a girl named Gurl a leadfoot, an orphan, a nobody discovers that she can do something much better than fly.
She can become invisible.
Along with a new friend, a boy named Bug, Gurl begins a quest that takes her on a wild ride through the magical city, all the way to the handsome but lethal Sweetcheeks Grabowski the gangster who holds the key to Gurl's past...and the world's future.
"Witty and ironic, Ruby's sharp writing propels the story to an exhilarating climax." VOYA
"A surprising romp through the freakish, urban landscape, this fast-paced story will appeal to listeners who yearn for independence and happy endings." School Library Journal
"Inimitably imaginative, original, funny and exciting, this story plays its tune upon the deepest wishes of children. No need to compare with Harry Potter or The Thief Lord; with The Wall and the Wing, American fantasy takes full flight." Esme Raji Codell, author of Sahara Special and Diary of a Fairy Godmother
About the Author
Laura Ruby lives in Chicago with her family. She spent much of her misguided youth writing angry, angsty poems and dyeing her hair lots of colors not found in nature. She is the author of Good Girls and Play Me as well as several other books for children and adults.