The Boy Who Could Fly

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Egmont USA, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
13 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  - Susan Beals - Goodreads

If my life situation is a miserable one would I be better off if I traded my life with someone else's? This book raises some interesting questions. It would be a good choice for a family read-aloud and could probably stimulate interesting, thoughtful discussions. Read full review

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

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

A quick and simple fable about an orphan tricked into trading bodies with the Loblolly Boy, a winged creature invisible to most people--very tempting freedoms at first glance to a kid living in a bad ... 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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