The Boy Who Could Fly

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Egmont USA, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
19 Reviews
A young boy lives in an orphanage that is completely surrounded by a thick wall. Every day, he wishes he were free. He wishes he had a new life. And then he meets the loblolly boy, who is strange, mysterious and who promises the young boy that he can teach him how to fly - as he himself can, with his green, feathery wings. In teaching the boy how to fly, however, the loblolly boy has made an Exchange--he switches place with the orphan. Now the young boy is free and the loblolly boy is "real." The young boy rejoices in his freedom until he realizes the price he has paid and soon sets out to make his own Exchange - but at what cost?

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Review: The Boy Who Could Fly (The Loblolly Boy #1)

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

The Boy Who Could Fly was, at times, a bit confused. As if Norcliffe, an award winning poet, had a hard time distancing himself from the beauty of the verse. Still, the story was so completely ... Read full review

Review: The Boy Who Could Fly (The Loblolly Boy #1)

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

This book reminds me of the times I would do something without hesitation like what Micheal did here and regret it. Read full review

About the author (2010)

James Norcliffe is both an award-winning poet and the author of five Young Adult novels.  He teaches at New Zealand's Lincoln University and lives in Church Bay with his wife and an ungrateful cat named Pinky Bones. His novel, The Assassin of Gleam, received an award for the best fantasy published in New Zealand in 2006.

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