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Sunday 27 August 2017

Review: Flying Through Clouds

Flying Through Clouds begins on the day the Sydney Harbour Bridge opens.

Fourteen-year-old Joe and his best mate Pete climb the bridge and watch Charles Kingsford Smith buzz the crowd as they cling to a flag pole.

From that moment on, Joe dreams of becoming a pilot, just like Smithy.

Few people can afford basics, like  food for their families but that doesn't perturb Joe. He's determined to find the cash to pay for flying lessons.

Even when his parents tell him to forget his aviator dreams, Joe doesn't give up. But there are obstacles Joe can't circumnavigate.

Michelle Morgan creates realistic scenes, which gives her readers a window into the 1930s, where tuberculosis was rampant, planes had propellors and a few hours in the air might allow you to get your pilot license.

Title: Flying Through Clouds
Author: Michelle Morgan
Publisher: Michelle Morgan, $18.99
Publication Date: 1 March 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780995386501
For ages:  10 years +
Type: Middle Fiction