When he turned around I could see the spread of the feathery green wings that sprouted from his shoulders, beautiful waving wings. I felt as if I were suddenly on a different planet. Part of me wanted to drop to my knees. 'Who are you?' I gasped. ...
The loblolly boy has the gift of flight. He is invisible to most people, apart from the Sensitives; is much coveted by the sinister Collectors; and he has the power to Exchange - to swap identities with others. But the children who choose to Exchange - often to escape very miserable lives - soon realise that to become one of these magical, Peter Pan-like creatures brings complications and dangers they never anticipated. 'The children in The Loblolly Boy find themselves caught up in a remarkable chain of events. Through an encounter with the fantastic loblolly boy they can become fantastic themselves. This is a rich fantasy - alive with original twists, surprises and mysteries which I dare not reveal. Children's literature is about to be enriched with a new classic.' Margaret Mahy.
This New Zealand publication will be released in the U.S. as The Boy Who Could Fly. The Loblolly Boy can fly, but he cannot be seen by most people (except for sensitives) and he cannot eat. It's a lonely life, so the Loblolly Boy tries to find aThis New Zealand publication will be released in the U.S. as The Boy Who Could Fly. The Loblolly Boy can fly, but he cannot be seen by most people (except for sensitives) and he cannot eat. It's a lonely life, so the Loblolly Boy tries to find a human who is so miserable that he is willing to change places with him. Trouble is that if someone is that miserable, the new life the Loblolly boy takes on will be that miserable life.
It's a story about the frying pan and the fire. It's a story about finding where you belong. It's a delightful fantasy with likeable characters....Continua Nascondi