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The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Category: Book
By (author): Lamb, Sybil
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 10.00in x 7.00in
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$ 18.95
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From The Publisher*

A visionary young-adult illustrated novel about Eggs, a homeless girl who knows how to fly.

In a rusted unnamed city full of five-dollar hotels and flea markets, a young homeless girl named Eggs is trying to make her way in the world. She's shy and bold at the same time, and wary of strangers, but she is convinced beyond all reason that she can fly.

And fly she does, from rooftop to rooftop, from chimneys to phone wires; she scurries up the sides of buildings and sneaks into secret lairs. Eggs is a loner, but she makes two friends: Grack, who sells 100 different kinds of hot dogs from his bicycle cart, and Splendid Wren, a punk rocker whose open window Eggs came crashing through one night. Both Grack and Splendid Wren try their best to protect her, but Eggs meets her match when on a cold night she swoops onto a rooftop and steals a warm jacket belonging to Robin, a neighbourhood baddie with anger management issues. Can Eggs elude his wrathful revenge?

Beguiling and otherworldly, The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly is a fevered dream about a young girl's flights of fancy in order to survive, and to thrive.

Ages 14 and up.

Full-colour throughout.

Review Quote*

Every page of this beautiful dream of a book made my heart skip. Eggs is the most lovable, winning character I've met in a long time. -Casey Plett, author of Little Fish

Review Quote*

Sybil Lamb elevates the chapter book format with this incredible tale of love, friendship, solidarity, and the magic of building beautiful things in unlikely places. Eggs is a superhero for these times and the world she (probably) flies through is full of characters (punks, hipsters, knitters, and hot dog vendors) so alive and oddly familiar readers will embrace them like neighbours from a place they never knew they belonged. I cannot wait to read this with the kids in my life. -Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes a Baby

Review Quote*

Author and illustrator Lamb conjures an eccentric and original world of $5 punk hotels and multigenerational hot dog business families and writes with a fantastical style that leaves readers perpetually wide-eyed in wonder. -Kirkus Reviews