A young boy, bewitched by his fathers unrelenting passion to fly; a desperate craving that absorbs his every waking minute, finds himself entranced by the dream. When his father goes to war and does not return it seems the spell is broken . . Much later, the boy, now a young man finds himself drawn once more to his fathers drawings and failed experiments. Finally able to make his fathers dream a reality he flies. Will his own son be visited by this unrelenting passion?
Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2011.
Grahame Baker-Smith's artwork is a combination of illustration and photographic collage and he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2011 for this story. His first book, Leon and The Place Between, written by Angel McAllister was shortlisted for the same award in 2010. Grahame lives with his wife and three children in Bath