Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction New Experience

Lola Flies Alone

by (author) Bill Richardson

illustrated by Bill Pechet

Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides
Initial publish date
Mar 2024
New Experience, Imagination & Play, Aviation, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Awarding-winning author Bill Richardson and illustrator Bill Pechet team up again with Lola Flies Alone, a delightful story about a young airline passenger who has even more imagination than she has style—and she has plenty of that. Lola’s first unaccompanied flight is beset by problems, but whether it be mermaids in a wading pool blocking the runway or a ballerina doing plies in the aisle, Lola has the solution. A delightful tale about being “good and kind and generous and brave”, it’s a reminder that brave and stylish girls can always save the day.

About the authors

Bill Richardson is known across the country as the host of Richardson’s Round-up, heard daily on CBC Radio One. A writer, broadcaster and raconteur, Richardson originally wrote about the goings-on of Hector, Virgil, and company for broadcast on CBC Radio’s Gabereau. He has published eight books, including two sequels to Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast: Bachelor Brothers’ Bedside Companion and Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book. Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast, was the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. A frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, Richardson makes frequent public appearances reading poetry, narrating musical works, giving keynote speeches, and signing books. He lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bill Richardson's profile page

Bill Pechet is an artist and designer whose work explores the spaces between art, architecture, public space, and landscape. His Vancouver studio has created cemeteries, memorials, public art, plazas, lighting, street furnishings, exhibitions, stage sets, and houses. In 2006, under the banner of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, Bill and his partner represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. He has illustrated several books, including Waiting for Gertrude and The Lady From Kent. He lives in Vancouver.

Bill Pechet's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Lola is ready for adventure and comes dressed for it! Helping the flight attendant with the unusual problems that come to prevent a smooth flight, Lola solves problems with mermaids, fairies, ballerinas and a sobbing little girl who needed a unicorn for her comfort animal. When her grandmother met her at the end of the flight, she asked Lola if she were kind, generous and brave. “Without hesitation or fail,” Lola answered. We need more Lola’s on this earth! Wonderful insightful writing supported by imaginative illustrations, this story will be beloved by children of all ages.

Susan Weintrob

Other titles by

Other titles by