Fly Boy

Paperback | May 29, 2012

byEric Walters

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Robbie's father is a spitfire pilot who was shot down during World War II and is now a POW. At only seventeen, Robbie lies about his identity to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force under the guise of going to a boarding school so that his mother doesn't find out. He starts training in Brandon, Manitoba, but after acing all his classes, he's dealt a disappointing blow when he's assigned to be a navigator on a Lancaster. He wanted to be a pilot, just like his father, but the commanders of the air force have other ideas. Robbie is soon on his way to England, where he completes his training on missions bombing German targets in enemy territory. It is during one of these missions that his Lancaster is fired upon and the pilot and many of the crew are shot. It's up to Robbie and his limited piloting experience to save the crew...and himself.

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Robbie's father is a spitfire pilot who was shot down during World War II and is now a POW. At only seventeen, Robbie lies about his identity to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force under the guise of going to a boarding school so that his mother doesn't find out. He starts training in Brandon, Manitoba, but after acing all his cla...

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 7 × 5.05 × 0.68 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143176315

ISBN - 13:9780143176312

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Talent in Flight !!! This was such a good story - hats off to the men and women who served during World War Two - it shows how young they were and that you can do almost anything when you have to.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Talent in Flight !!! It's not only a kids' read but adults' too - it shows how young are servicemen and women were during World War Two - and..... once you put your mind to something, you can do it without the age barrier. Great read.
Date published: 2016-11-27

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“Fly Boy [is] a treat for adventurers of all ages and helps cement [Walters’s] status as one of this country’s master storytellers.” - Quill & Quire

“Walters … has effectively evoked the mood of this time … His writing is spot-on … Highly recommended.” - CM Magazine