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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. 

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, The 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 

Author & Illustrator: Philip Waechter

Translator: Elisabeth Lauffer

ISBN: 9781733121262

Hardcover with Jacket

Full-Color Illustrations

Age Range: 3 to 7

Interest Level: Preschool to 3

680L (​AD), GRL-M

Themes: Action and Adventure, Friendship, Transportation and Aviation, Birds, Collaboration and Teamwork, New Experiences

9.5 x 9.2 inches, 32 pages
Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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