This enchanting tale of love and rescue is set on the Greek island of Ithaca during World War Two.
It charts an unusual friendship between an Australian- Greek girl, Nandi and a flying fish, through which Nandi discovers the extraordinary story of her great-aunt, Elena. Stunningly illustrated throughout by George Butler, and full of magic, myth and mystery, ‘When Fishes Flew’ is a classic Morpurgo novel for all ages, and combines the hallmarks of the Master Storyteller, with these exquisite illustrations by George.
George is the eldest son of Sam Butler, senior partner of Butler Sherborn and his artist mother, Mandy Cooper. George has worked across the world in conflict zones from Afghanistan to Mali and Syria as a reportage artist. Recently he has been covering the global refugee crisis, and Amal’s Walk, as well as focusing on environmental issues. In addition to this exciting collaboration with Michael Morpurgo, George released his own book ‘Drawn Across Borders’, which is a pertinent, thought provoking and conscience pricking work.
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