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The Fantastic Flying Journey Hardcover – 29 Oct 1987


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd; 1st edition (29 Oct. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850291055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850291053
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "barnowl04" on 6 Jan. 2004
Format: Hardcover
My family first came accross this book about 15 years ago, and I have to say it is definitely one of my favorite childhood books. As children we found it inspiring and exciting and all of what a children's book should be...we wanted to read it, to look at the gorgeous illustrations, to be a part of that world. As an adult, I still find it inspiring and exciting but it also has an added beauty of being a classic and unaffected story, qualities which are hard to come by within children's literature. If you have children, this book is a great buy. If you don't have children, this book is a great buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr Neil Shah on 7 Nov. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book all round for all ages but especially the 6-12 group. Great uncle Launcelot and the 3 kids in the story lead us all around the world hunting a lost relative via an environmentally-friendly, mind-bogglingly clever hot-air balloon. There are lots of adventures in all areas of the world always involving the local animals which, of course Durrell is an expert on. The story has warmth, colour, pace and will keep your kid interested and looking forward to each new chapter.
this is a brilliant book and excellent value for money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Aug. 2001
Format: Hardcover
I love Gerald Durrell's work and was thrilled to find House of Stratus were reprinting so many titles. THE FANTASTIC FLYING JOURNEY is not only lovely to look at, it is perfect bedtime reading and each evening there is a new and exciting adventure to look forward to. Durrell, in an amusing and entertaining way, teaches us a great deal about the animal kingdom and certainly my family now look on their fellow creatures of whatever size and shape with appreciation and respect.
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I read this book as a child of about ten and loved every page. The pictures are beautiful and it is a story that takes your imagination on a literal fantastic flying journey around the world. The story is about children who are taken on an adventure in their uncles flying house which is made and functions by weird and wonderful materials and methods.

If you have kids you'll love reading it to them and it will really get their own internal world of imagination working (something that TV and movies doesn't offer so much)

The book is really hardy too, in hardback with a nice paper covering.

I bought the book now for the child in me and I am sure there's a child in every one of us who would love to take their imaginations on the same adventure.

Buy the book. You won't regret it.
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My 10 year old and six year old sons both loved this. Beautiful looking book too, great marriage of words and illustration. The paper-thin plot is just an excuse to meet many different animals, but who cares? This is Durrell, and I'm very biased, being a great fan of the man's work. It was very satisfying to have the opportunity to read something of his that I'd not come across before.
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