No Flying in the House (Paperback)

No Flying in the House By Betty Brock, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Betty Brock, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator)
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A funny and fantastical novel about a young girl who makes a life-changing discovery about who she really is. Perfect for fans of The Tail of Emily Windsnap—or anyone who has wondered if they might have some magic in them.

Most little girls have parents to take care of them, but not Annabel Tippens. She has Gloria, a tiny white dog who talks and wears a gold collar. Annabel never thought it was strange that she had Gloria instead of real parents. Until one day a wicked, wicked cat named Belinda comes to tell her the truth—she's not just a little girl, she's half-fairy!

And she can do lots of things that other kids can't do, such as kiss her own elbow and fly around the house. But being a fairy isn't all fun and games, and soon Annabel must make a choice. If she chooses to be a fairy, she'll have to say good-bye to Gloria forever. But how can she decide between her newly found magic and her dearest friend?

There's a reason so many people have such fond memories of reading this timeless, sweet classic. Today's young middle graders continue to read the book with pleasure—they too will try kissing their elbows in order to fly!

About the Author

Betty Brock is the author of several books for young children, including No Flying in the House.

Wallace Tripp has illustrated many books for children, including No Flying in the House and Come Back, Amelia Bedelia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064401302
ISBN-10: 0064401308
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Harper Trophy Books (Paperback)