The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor by Theodore Taylor

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Jon Jeffers is the loneliest nine-year-old on earth. It's 1935, and he's stuck on a tiny rocky island off the coast of San Francisco with his mother and his lighthouse-keeper father. Jon longs for something more. If only he had a way to escape this forsaken pile of rocks, he could have some real adventures.
Then one morning the irritable ghost of an ancient magician appears on the beach and offers--amazingly--to teach Jon to fly. Jon agrees, and at first flying seems to be the answer to his wildest dreams. But then he flies into some serious trouble. . . .
From the acclaimed author of The Cay, here is a sweet, funny, and outrageous tale of a boy who gets his dearest wish--and then wishes he hadn't.
 

About Theodore Taylor

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THEODORE TAYLORis the author of many award-winning and widely praised middle grade and teen novels, includingThe Bomb,The Weirdo, the modern classicThe Cay, and its prequel-sequel,Timothy of the Cay. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.
 
Published May 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 170 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When a mysterious magician appears on the beach, he consents to teach Jon to fly if he swears to keep the secret of how to concentrate brain cells to levitate.

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Set in 1935, Taylor's (The Cay) slim yet whimsical tale introduces lonely nine-year-old Jon, the son of the lighthouse keeper on remote Clementine Rock off the California coast.

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The secret of Jon's levitation is not so far away from the kind of parapsychology research which some adults treat seriously.

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