It’s not easy being a teenage boy growing up in a tough Sydney neighbourhood in the 1930s. It’s even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend’s father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t let anyone stand in his way.
•Well-researched, coming-of-age novel, rich in historic detail
•Compelling mix of humour and drama
•Resilient and likeable main character
•Themes – adolescence, the Depression, survival, loss, family, friendship, adventure, work, gambling, truth and responsibility
•Teachers’ notes available http://www.michellejmorgan.com.au/books
‘Superb! Adventure combined with a deep understanding of our history - and some of its most exciting bits.’ (Jackie French, Author & Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-15)
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|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Michelle Morgan is a full-time writer who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of south-eastern Australia. FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS is Michelle’s new historical novel for young adults. Michelle’s first novel, RACING THE MOON, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2014, and released in the UK and US in 2015. Four of her plays have been performed in Short Play festivals in Sydney, Newcastle and Armidale. She has also co-written several songs with her husband, and is currently working on a new play and a novel.