InThe Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with theNew York Times bestsellerThe Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come in many forms.
What happens when the girl who could fly can't fly anymore?
Piper's ability to fly has disappeared, perhaps the result of some dark spell put on her, or perhaps because her ability has simply vanished forever. There is a worldwide calamity that Piper, Conrad, and their exceptional friends must tackle to save the planet, but Piper is left behind. If she can't fly, then what use is she?
Piper learns shecan't do a lot of things—cook, clean, and help Ma around the house, among them. She feels more helpless than ever. What is she good at? How will she ever believe in herself again?
Victoria Foresteris the author of the Piper McCloud series, which began withThe Girl Who Could Fly, a Booklist Editor’s Choice and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. She is also a successful screenwriter, and originally wroteThe Girl Who Could Fly for film. She liked the story so much that she decided to expand it into her first book. Victoria grew up on a remote farm in Ontario, Canada, and graduated from the University of Toronto. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and cat.
Praise forThe Boy Who Knew Everything:
“The sequel to the best-sellingThe Girl Who Could Fly centers on Piper's friend Conrad Harrington, son of the soon-to-be president, whose special talent is that he is smarter than the average genius. Now living happily on Piper's family's farm, he is willing to let the bad times go, but, not surprisingly, trouble finds them both . . . What keeps this centered . . . is the firm friendship of Piper and Conrad.” —Booklist
Praise forThe Girl Who Could Fly:
“It's the oddest/sweetest mix ofLittle House on the Prairie andX-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids--it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed.” —Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga
“In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good.” —Booklist,starred review
“Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction… any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society.” —The Horn Book Review
“When her talent for flying is discovered, a charismatic director of a special school takes Piper under her wing. She arrives at an amazing place with multiple floors and discovers a lot of other kids with extraordinary powers, too—as well as a nefarious plot to remove their special talents by altering their DNA .” —Jennifer Ralston, Harford County Public Library, for School Library Journal