A funny and fantastical novel about a young girl who makes a life changing discoveryabout who she reallyis Perfect for fans of The Tail of Emily Windsnapor 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 truthshe 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...
|Title||:||No Flying in the House (Harper Trophy Books (Paperback))|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins Auflage New edition 9 August 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Seiten|
|File Size||:||679 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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No Flying in the House (Harper Trophy Books (Paperback)) Reviews
What can I say about this book? One of my child hood favorites! It has been forever since I've read it, and seemed to have lost mine a long time ago. My story is much like the lady who is just below me. A story read long ago and far away, and so much better than the drivel today! Thankfully, like The Hobbit, I never forgot the title. It made a real impression on me. One of the best parts is Gloria the little dog figurine turning into ... well, just read and you will find out. There was something about kissing elbows, and the villan's name was Belinda. I need to desperately reread it to refresh my memory, however. But this was one of the stories that stuck out most to me when I was a kid. Hardy Boys are good, but a good faerie story is always excellent. One of my chief desires is to be a published fantasy author. This is one of my inspirations. I fell in love with the characters, while at the same time desiring to create characters of mine own. This process is now in development, as I write my own (adult . . . no sex, just aimed at adult) fantasy trilogy.For the High Schoolers, read Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations by Ellen Conford
I rated this book as a "5" based on the happy memories I had of it as a child. I read it during "free-read" time in 1st grade. Then I lost track of it. But I always remembered Gloria the fairy dog and the little girl who could kiss her elbow. I remembered the story as ending very sadly - with Gloria turning herself to a statue because of something Felicity did. That image - of someone being so deeply disappointed that she literally "turned to stone" haunted me for years. Recently, I found a copy of the book and reread it. To my surprise, there's a *happy* ending where everything is tied up neatly, and Gloria is not trapped as a golden dog statue forever. What a change, how different.... I actually like the way I *remembered* the ending better. But still, this is a wonderful book, Gloria is still one of my favorite characters (I remember wishing I had a tiny dog who could talk, just like Gloria). It's a good fantasy book, not tough reading, but not insultingly easy (or I would guess upon my adult rereading) for a reasonably adept beginning reader.
No Flying in the House is about a girl and her dog, Gloria, who turns out to be her Fairy mother's best friend who is trying to reverse the spell of an evil cat in an Enchanted Land.They live together with a wealthy, spoiled woman who collects antiques, who decides to collect Gloria because she discovers she can talk.It's hard to explain exactly why the story is so wonderful and funny, and why by the end of the story we had about a million questions we still wanted answers to, and why I immediately gave the book to my close friend to read, and why I wish we kind of hadn't because we'd like to read it again.
I was just sitting around and thinking when I remembered something from long ago and far away..a book where a little girl could fly, and something about a little dog turning into a figurine, which I remember as being very sad. I thought for week about what in the world the title could be. Someting about flying? I finally found it. This is that book..I'll have to read it again, it's been forever.
I read this book so many times as a child. I couldn't get enough of it! I think every child dreams of being able to fly & of having a special playmate - that's why this book is so appealing! I always wanted to just jump right into the pages of this book and be Annabel. I can't wait to read it again as an adult!
This was my most favourite childhood book.Many times I have asked people if they could kiss their elbow-hoping that one day someone would be able to.Because if they could then of course they could fly-I only wish now that I had kept my copy Does anyone know where I could get 1 in Australia?
I too have wonderful memories of this book, and enjoyed it again as an adult. I can't wait until my two daughters are old enough to read this treasure. No Flying in the House is a charming, unique story that every child should experience. (occasionally, I still try to kiss my elbow)
I read this book about 30 years ago when I was in first grade and adored Gloria and the wonderous toys in Mrs. Vancourt's collection. Every year I read it to my first grade class. Imagine seeing 21 six year olds trying to kiss their elbows or holding their breath to see if, hope upon hope, maybe they could be part fairy too. I'm so glad to find it here so that I may order copies for my class. I won't let them take my 1970 version home! Betty Brock has done a fine job and Wallace Tripp some fabulous illustrations. Enjoy!