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The House that Flew Away

Davide Cali, Catarina Sobral

£9.95

Where do you start when your house flies away?

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Overview

Getting home after a long day’s work to find your house flying off – now there’s an upsetting situation. What can you do? Who should you ask for help? As we all know, buildings don’t come with an instruction manual, but even if they did, would anyone think to include a chapter on airborne houses?

This story is about that rare phenomenon: a house that takes a notion to take off. There isn’t an easy solution to such an unusual event, and the owner of this house doesn’t know what to do. Where do you start when your house flies away? The fire department? The police? The civil aviation department? Not easy at all. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, as this owner discovers when his house comes back down to earth.

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Reviews

'Surreal and subversive – as well as heartwarming – this is a modern classic'
Absolutely Mama

'Nice bonkers retro stuff here for the pre-schooler'
Families South East London

'Amusingly illustrated with a neat simplicity and a tidy text that will readily engage more than a few youngsters'
The School Librarian

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 25.5 x 18.5 cm

Extent: 28 pp

Publication date: 6 October 2016

ISBN: 9780500650943

About the Author

Davide Cali is one of the most original and acclaimed writers of children and adult picture books at work in the world today. He is the author of dozens of children’s books, including I didn’t do my homework because… and Snow White and the 77 Dwarves.

Catarina Sobral is an award-winning Portuguese illustrator, animator and graphic designer. Her work has been exhibited both in solo and group shows internationally.