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How to Fly with Broken Wings

´If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.´

Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. But all the other boys from the Beckham Estate do is make him jump off things. First his desk - and now the wall. As his toes teeter on the edge, Sasha Bradley gives him a tiny little wink. Might she become his friend?

Bullied by Finn and his gang the Beckham Estate Boyz, Willem has no choice but to jump. As he flies through the air he flaps his arms, wishing he could fly and escape into the clouds. Instead he comes crashing down and breaks his ankle.

Sasha, angry with herself for not stopping Finn and his Boyz, is determined to put things right. And soon, while the gangs riot on their estate, Willem and Sasha form an unlikely friendship. Because they share a secret. Sasha longs to fly too.

And when Magic Man Archie arrives with stories of war-flying spitfires, he will change the lives of the kids on the Beckham Estate for ever. And perhaps find a way for Willem and Sasha to fly ...

Touching on themes such as friendship and bullying, this is a charming tale about overcoming obstacles and finding friendship in unlikely places.

´heart-rending, heartbreaking and heartening´ The Best New Children´s Books Guardian Supplement

Portrait
After performing as an actress and comedy improviser for many years, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. A Room Full of Chocolate was her first book for children and won Peters´ Book of the Year and the Leeds Book Award as well as being longlisted for the Branford Boase and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. When she is not writing Jane spends her time running creative writing and comedy improvisation workshops for children with special educational needs. She is also a guest practitioner at Soho Theatre´s Writer´s Lab. Selected as a New Voice in the Guardian´s guide to The Best New Children´s Books 2014, Jane is described as ´A new author to watch.´
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Altersempfehlung 9 - 11
Erscheinungsdatum 05.03.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4449-1676-8
Verlag Hachette Books Ireland
Maße (L/B/H) 200/129/23 mm
Gewicht 254
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