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**The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor

by Theodore Taylor

Reviewed June 30, 2003.
Harcourt, San Diego, 2002.  138 pages.

This is a simple story about Jon Jeffers.  He’s lonely and bored since his family moved to an island where his father is the lighthouse keeper.  He wants to get away, and he unwittingly calls a ghost who teaches him to fly.  Flying has some interesting consequences, and when the government finds out, they’re very interested.

This book is told in a simple style, and is a good story for Middle Grade readers ready for chapter books.  Of course, it’s fun to imagine what flying would be like, so the story can fly on the strength of that idea alone.

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