The Boy Who Flew
By Fleur Hitchcock
Published By

Nosy Crow

ISBN 9781788004381
Children's Genre 9-12
Publication Date 07/03/2019
Price 6.99
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Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible danger. What will Athan choose – flight or family?

Authors Biography

Lives in: Bath Born in Chobham and raised outside Winchester, Fleur grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction. Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other people’s gardens and tries to grow vegetables.


“The Boy who Flew is a fast paced book that races the reader through the twists and turns of its plot. Readers will be on the edge of their seats wanting to know what will happen next.”

– Reading Zone

“A ROOF-topping adventure… really taking flight as it races towards its nail-biting climax.”

– John O’Groat Journal

“With numerous twists and false trails, this is a compelling and imaginative historical thriller for middle grade readers.”

– BookTrust

“Fleur Hitchcock’s exciting other-world thriller oozes atmosphere… Enjoyable adventure for robust readers.”

– LoveReading4Kids

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. Full of action. Perfect for readers 9 to 12 years old.

  2. Highly recommended.

  3. This is an un-put-down-able story with vivid descriptions and characters so grotty, you’ll be reaching for the soap. Especially the murderer; meticulous and cruel, he’ll send shivers down every book spine on the bookshop shelf.

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