The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher

The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher

by Bill Harley


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A young boy’s hopes and an unusual bicycle bring about magical results.
Life is an adventure for ten-year-old Darius Frobisher. His eccentric father Rudy sells insurance four days a week. The other three days he goes on exotic journeys. But when his father flies off in a hot air balloon and doesn’t come back, Darius’s happy, carefree life suddenly comes to an end. He is sent to live with his notoriously nasty Aunt Ida, where he has to sleep alone in a cold, damp basement and dodge the horrible teenage boy next door.
Darius sees a ray of hope when he finds a rusty old bicycle in the basement and begins to repair it in secret. Then one day he is startled to see an old man with long flowing hair riding a bicycle across the sky! That gives Darius a strange and wonderful idea. Now he knows what he has to do to get away from his miserable life.
Grammy-winning storyteller Bill Harley tells an offbeat, broadly drawn story, featuring a cast of curious and unconventional characters that will easily capture the attention—and imagination—of young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561454945
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 791,182
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller, musician, and writer who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty-five years. He is the recipient of Parents’ Choice and ALA awards. He won a 2007 Grammy Award for his children’s storytelling album Blah Blah Blah and a 2009 Grammy Award for his children’s spoken-word album Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a book with non-stop action, then THE AMAZING FLIGHT OF DARIUS FROBISHER is a very good choice.

This book is about a boy named, appropriately enough, Darius Frobisher. Darius's father is a man that travels the world to very amazing places. A sad fact is that Darius's mother died when he was younger. While Darius's father is out, you may be wondering "who Darius is with, and what is he doing?" Well, most of the time Darius is making up trouble for Miss Hastings.

Miss Hastings is Darius's nanny, in a way, except they get into trouble together -- and Miss Hastings burns toast.

Anyway, when Darius's father goes on a hot air balloon ride and never comes back, Darius has to go live with his Aunt Inga (who is evil!). When Darius get there he finds something special that he just might be able to use to make a run for home -- and Miss Hastings -- where he can be happy again.

I give this book 4 stars for the really creative things the author does with this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago