Newbery Honor winner Mavis Jukes’s highly praised picture book is reissued
with a new jacket and in a more appealing trim size.
“With the brilliant colors of a wild sunset sky, this picture book expresses the exhilaration of flying a plane and connects that power with a sense of fragility and grief. A small girl, like Amelia Earhart, takes off in a biplane, like a moth at dusk, and skywrites ‘I love you’ and ‘goodbye’ in the clouds as a message for her terminally ill young uncle in his hospital room. But then it turns out her flight is imaginary; she’s really a passenger, with her mother, on a big, crowded jet on her way to visit the hospital. . . . Without sentimentality or falseness, the spare, echoing words make death a part of the ‘rise and fall’ of life.”—Booklist, Starred
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Stacey Schuett is the author-illustrator of Somewhere in the World Right Now and the illustrator of many highly acclaimed books.