Can Sisters Maddie & Jess accomplish their flying mission in a Typhoon fighter plane and find a way back home? This is 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.
But 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.
The sisters must learn to settle their differences so they can accomplish their mission… and maybe find a way back home.
“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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Thur 15 Aug-Barnsley Library
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Aug-IWM North
Tues 20 Aug-Edinburgh Book Fest
Weds 21 Aug-Edinburgh Book Fest
Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug- IWM London
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