Jacob's Fantastic Flight
Jacob has a special gift: he can fly!
When his parents plan a trip to the sea, Jacob says he will fly there himself. Along the way, he meets new friends and has wonderful adventures. And when his bird friends need help, Jacob and the flock work together to rescue their friend and outsmart the nefarious birdcatcher.
With gorgeous illustrations and a humorous, resonant story about independence, kindness, and embracing the unknown, Jacob's Fantastic Flight shows what happens when a child uses their strengths and differences to help others in need. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks.
Philip Waechter is a celebrated author and illustrator from Germany. Born in Frankfurt, he studied communications design in Mainz, majoring in illustration.
Elisabeth Lauffer grew up bilingually (German-English) in rural Vermont and earned a masters in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Elisabeth was the recipient of the
2014 Gutekunst Prize for Emerging Translators.
★ “Waechter’s assured, Roald Dahl-leaning storytelling, rendered in a delightful to read translation, offers a whimsical flight of fancy to readers feeling wanderlust.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “High-flying humor and heart.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Delightful…filled with intricate and charming details…a most unexpected and unusual ‘what I did on my… vacation’ tale.” ―Booklist, starred review
“The book’s illustrations…are charmingly old-fashioned and playful. Jacob’s adventure is exciting, and the story if filled with child-pleasing details." —Hill Saxton, Horn Book
“Lessons are delivered with a light hand in this thoroughly charming read for young children, combining the wonders of the world with just a touch of magic.” —School Library Journal
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