146th Review WINGS: FLYBOY – Tom Palmer

  • Wings: FLYBOY

    Tom Palmer
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    88 pg.
    978-1-78112-535-9

    A book for children (8-18 yrs); of course you will let that one be read and reviewed by your daughter! ‘Funny’, ‘different’ and ‘unexpected’ my daughter called this book. It is namely not a story that you will read every day. It is a book for children and adolescents, but of course can also be […]

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    A book for children (8-18 yrs); of course you will let that one be read and reviewed by your daughter!

    ‘Funny’, ‘different’ and ‘unexpected’ my daughter called this book. It is namely not a story that you will read every day. It is a book for children and adolescents, but of course can also be read by adults. For both target groups it is actually an amusing story.

    The book is a fictitious story about a boy – Jatinder – who goes on a soccer camp and stays over with an older man and woman. The location of the soccer field is at an old airport from the First World War, which is still used by fighter jets.

    The old man gives Jatinder a book about an Ace fighter pilot and from that moment on Jatinder is pulled into an adventure. He ends up in a sort of dream which cannot be set apart from reality. He flies in an airplane that has to make an emergency landing in the end. While he makes the emergency landing, he arrives at a German camp and jumps out of the plane. The plane explodes a bit further and Jatinder thinks that he will imprisoned. However, he is not imprisoned and the people are very friendly to him and they show him there new airplanes. In the end, he goes back to the camp of the British with the train, where he gets exchanged for an imprisoned German. On the way to the British camp Jatinder opens the train door with a knife he had stolen during dinner. Then he sees new airplanes from the Germans which he would like to set afire. But he gets caught in his attempt and rifles are aimed at him… he jumps.. the only way to escape…and he discovers also who he was in the dream (!)…or was is not a dream?!

    My daughter found it a fascinating story that read easily. Multiple drawings are included that make the book more attractive. The book is for older children and adolescents. In the front and back cover you will find a Sopwith Camel that you can cut out, through which you can experience everything every more realistic! All in all a fun story and a beautiful concept.

    My daughter awarded the book with 5 points and wouldn’t mind reading another book of Tom Palmer!

    Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8. It features a removable ‘super-readable’ sticker.


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