Night Flight by Michaela Morgan

Night Flight

Written by Michaela Morgan

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This is a wonderfully evocative piece of writing that is both an incredibly emotional read but also an uplifting one to anyone who has ever experienced bullying or torment. Danni is a boy with a new life, in a new country – it should be exciting but he’s bullied at school and when he’s not at school the nightmares are getting ever more powerful, until that is a sad event sparks a magical moment that changes his life for the better.


Night Flight by Michaela Morgan

A new life should be exciting - but for Danni, it's a battle. He and his 'Aunty' live in a tower block, with only distant memories of his faraway home. His new language is proving difficult, he gets bullied by the other children, and he has nightmares.

One day when his school visits a city farm, Danni meets a grey horse called Moonlight and his heart starts to heal. But the nightmares are closing in - until a sad event sparks a magical night that will transform Danni's life for ever.


This sensitively-written, poignant story rounds off with an unsentimental, realistically satisfying conclusion. Irish Examiner Sensitive and robust, finely written and illustrated, this is an engaging tale about transcending life's grottiness. Carousel Night Flight offers a touching and well-written insight into the life of a young boy adrift in a strange and often threatening world. Introducing the book to children in schools and libraries would be a good way of providing empathy with the predicament of those who arrive on our shores with little or no preparation and often deeply traumatised. Books for Keeps An important and life-affirming message for anyone who has ever suffered and been mentally scarred by their experiences. Ibby Link

About the Author

Michaela Morgan

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th August 2008




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