My Dad's a Birdman

By David Almond

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.

A warm and wonderfully wacky tale told with heart and hope by the Carnegie award winning author David Almond. Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft – and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course!

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406354409
  • Published: 02 Apr 2015
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 160

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'It’s a story about love and it gives the reader a wonderful sense of joy about what it means to be alive. You will have read nothing else quite like it.' The Guardian

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