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Falling Angels (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 You Save: R20 (15%)
Falling Angels (Paperback, New edition): Colin Thompson
Falling Angels (Paperback, New edition): Colin Thompson

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Falling Angels (Paperback, New edition)

Colin Thompson; Illustrated by Colin Thompson

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This is an unusual and truly touching book. Sally is able to fly as a baby, before she can crawl or even think. Her baby brother has this special gift too but their mother thinks it's nonsense. Only her grandmother believes her and Sally flies far and wide around the world bringing her special gifts: a shell from Patagonia, an orchid from the rainforest. Then her grandmother shares a secret and together they fly off and explore the world together. This is a story about dreams and ways of seeing the world, but the magic resides as much in the illustrations as in the words. They are almost surreal, a kaleidoscopic jumble of images which overturn the expected and weave the fairytale and mystical, creating an endlessly fascinating collage. Children will spend hours pouring over these pictures, delighting in each new discover, chuckling at each absurdity, intrigued by each new mystery. A wonderful book. (Kirkus UK)
'The first time Sally flew was before she could even crawl. As her parents slept, she floated above them, too young to speak too young to think in words.'Sally is just a baby when she first begins to soar above her house and over the garden. Soon she sees her brother and other children floating over the rooftops. But her mother is sceptical. 'You and your ridiculous stories,' she says. 'It's time you came down to earth.' Only her grandmother believes her and every night Sally returns from another far off journey with a special present for the old lady - a butterfly, an opal, an orchid. She recalls her own travels when she was a little girl and explains that everyone has the power to fly, 'only they've forgotten how. It's called growing up.' Sally and her grandmother fly off together to a land of warm sunshine and lagoons, and as grandmother dreams of her favourite place, she draws her last breath and stays there forever. But Sally never forgets her dreams and when she has children of her own, she flies with them - to the Aztec ruins, to fields of snow and finally to the golden beach by the clear lagoon. With his intricately detailed illustrations and moving text, Colin Thompson takes the reader on a journey they will never forget.

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Imprint: Red Fox
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2002
Authors: Colin Thompson
Illustrators: Colin Thompson
Dimensions: 295 x 225 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-943298-2
Barcode: 9780099432982
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Young children's, early learning & special book types > Special book types > Picture books
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LSN: 0-09-943298-6

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