FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith

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When a father who dreams of flying goes off to war and does not return, his son decides to make the dream come true. Grahame Baker-Smith’s moving story, with stunning illustrations, shows how, with love and a bit of ambition, you can reach seemingly impossible goals.

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Grahame Baker-Smith, a self-taught illustrator, was inspired to create this book after his experiences of being a son and now having a son of his own. His first title for Templar Books, Leon and the Place Between, was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and FArTHER went on to win in 2011. Grahame Baker-Smith lives in Bath, England, with his wife and three children.
Published February 26, 2013 by Templar. 40 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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A dream of flying is passed down from son to son.

Dec 26 2012 | Read Full Review of FArTHER

Open Letters Monthly

Something similar (what Franzen refers to throughout this book as the ‘analog’) happens when reading Farther Away, starting of course with that discreet little sub-title ‘essays’ when most of these things are nothing of the sort, just some recent squibs and reviews-for-money slapped in between tw...

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Non-fiction books, in particular collections of essays, by writers known mostly for their novels, are a curious subcategory of literature.

May 26 2012 | Read Full Review of FArTHER

Gr 3–5—The narrator reminisces about his father's dream to make a flying machine. The man works ceaselessly on the project without success, stopping to play with his son only when the longing to "claim the sky" abates periodically. That longing is silenced forever, however, when the father goes o...

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