TIDINGS OF THE ISLE OF FLIGHT
LITERARY FICTION FOR “CHILDREN OF ALL AGES”
A man decides one day to create a special award for children passionate by something unusual and following impossible dreams. Seven children are selected by the “European foundation of passion” and sent to a mysterious island. Javier, Morwenna, Etienne, Victoria, Thomas, Hillary and Hans will find themselves involved in an incredible adventure. The island is beaten by a violent storm and the children loose all connections to their European home countries. They need to put together all their talents, abilities, forces and dreams to find a way to leave the island. Which one of them has been pronouncing the word “aeroplane” for the first time?
Erik Orsenna, former adviser of François Mitterrand, is president of the “Centre international de la mer” and author of wonderful imaginative books for children and readers of all ages. His La grammaire est une chanson douce has been translated into eight languages and was a best-seller in France. Erik Orsenna has been given the Prix Goncourt in 1988 for L’exposition coloniale.
English, German and Spanish translations and illustrations of the book available.