WINGS 3 : Typhoon

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ISBN 9781781125373

Book 3 in the new Wings series.

A modern military adventure following a pair of sisters who just can’t seem to see eye to eye.

Steve and Esther are keen to get the girls working together and take them to an air show.

Maddie and Jess have an out-of-body adventure when they find themselves strapped into the cockpit of a Typhoon fighter plane amidst present-day conflicts in the Middle East.

wings IllustrationThe sisters must learn to settle their differences so they can accomplish their mission… and maybe find a way back home.


Read
the first chapter of Typhoon here.

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Illustrated by David Shephard

Published by Barrington Stoke

“It’s a great read aimed at 8 to 10 year olds and is a stereotype-breaking brew of the supernatural, football, fighter jets and the relationship between two sisters. “ That Boy Can Teach Blog

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Like the other books in the series, the book comes with a plane of your own to make.typhoon

Wings 1 : Flyboy – AMAZON
Wings 2 : Spitfire – AMAZON
Wings 3 : Typhoon – AMAZON

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Reviews

“Nice ‘feminist’ pilot plot to finish the trilogy, showing children what they can do, if they have to, and if they put their minds to it. (And it doesn’t hurt to have some girl football in there as well.) Very inspiring.”  Bookwitch

“Funny different and unexpected… All in all a fun story and a beautiful concept.  My daughter awarded the book with 5 points and wouldn’t mind reading another book of Tom Palmer!” Aviation Book Reviews.com

“It’s a great read aimed at 8 to 10 year olds and is a stereotype-breaking brew of the supernatural, football, fighter jets and the relationship between two sisters. But before I knew all of that I was intrigued to find that the covers of the book extend to contain a cut-out-and-make Typhoon aeroplane model. Is this a gimmick, or is there something more to it?   As teachers (and parents too, if you’re reading this), we must ask ourselves how we can make these texts more accessible to children. Importantly, we want them to get the maximum enjoyment out of the books they read, and without understanding what you are reading it’s hard to enjoy it.
And that’s where Tom Palmer’s book comes in. Imagine reading about a Typhoon fighter jet when you have no idea what one looks like. A child might imagine something more akin to a Boeing 747 –  a more typical plane for a child to visualise; they are more common and more present in other contexts. The more inquisitive child these days would probably Google an image of a Typhoon in an instant, but many wouldn’t and some couldn’t. So it’s ideal that before reading the book (or during) a child could construct a 3D model of the jet in question, thus enabling them to easily visualise a key object in the story.”  That Boy Can Teach Blog

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