Flying for Frankie

Pauline Fisk
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ISBN 9780571236190 Format Paperback
Published 02/04/2009 Length 240 pages

About Book

Flying for Frankie is story about friendship, teenage aspirations, terminal illness, religion and celebration, failure and success - and a serious fear of flying. Written with the same light touch as The Mrs Marridge Project, it's the story of bed-bound Frankie, whose imagination flies daily, and her best friend, Charis, who wants to do something to celebrate Frankie's life - and do it now while she's still alive.

Charis has decided to 'fly for her friend', who's always dreamt of being a pilot but now won't be able to. She wants to do something impossibly difficult to celebrate what Frankie means to her, and make her proud. The trouble is that Frankie's always been fearless and up for anything, whereas Charis is a wimp. She embarks on a series of training courses to paraglide, parachute jump, take the controls of a helicopter and pilot a hot-air balloon. By doing something brave she hopes she might somehow tip the scales of life in her friend's favour.

A topical, heart-rending new novel from award-winning writer Pauline Fisk, Flying for Frankie portrays a very real, utterly brave and ultimately uplifting story of two girls learning to live life in the face of terminal illness.

  • About Pauline Fisk

    Pauline Fisk is the much-loved author of eleven children's novels, including In the Trees, Flying for Frankie, Sabrina Fludde and Midnight Blue which won the Smarties Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.

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