Flying with Icarus by Curdella Forbes


Flying with Icarus by Curdella Forbes

A young girl separated from her family takes comfort in her care for an injured seagull; the new boy faces up to the class bully and his gang; a grieving mother takes in a lost girl , mute from a traumatic event in her past; an ordinary boy has a magical meeting in the pages of a book...Full of intriguing encounters, memorable characters and distinctive narrative voices, these stories are as colourful as their Caribbean setting. In language that soars like Icarus in full flight, Curdella Forbes establishes herself as a new children's writer of great poise and insight.

About the Author

Curdella Forbes grew up in a small village in rural Jamaica, where there was a strong oral storytelling tradition. She says, From very early on I had stories coming out of my ears, long before I was old enough to discover them in books. Now a teacher of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, Curdella lives in Kingston with her niece and an itinerant cat named The Wild One. She says of Flying With Icarus, It is a book about how the everyday world is full of magical things, but you have to have special eyes to see them. Children usually do.

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176 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Publication date

3rd March 2003



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