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by Bill Harley

Free eBook The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher download ISBN: 156145494X
Author: Bill Harley
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 160
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Size MP3: 1365 mb
Size FLAC: 1169 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Bill Harley is a wonderful story weaver, and we love all of his incredible books. If you are looking for a book with non-stop action, then THE AMAZING FLIGHT OF DARIUS FROBISHER is a very good choice.

Bill Harley is a wonderful story weaver, and we love all of his incredible books. This book is about a boy named, appropriately enough, Darius Frobisher. Darius's father is a man that travels the world to very amazing places. A sad fact is that Darius's mother died when he was younger. While Darius's father is out, you may be wondering "who Darius is with, and what is he doing?" Well, most of the time Darius is making up trouble for Miss Hastings.

When Darius Frobisher's father flies off in a hot air balloon and doesn't come back, the boy's happy, carefree life suddenly comes to an end. He is torn away from his beloved babysitter and sent to live with his notoriously nasty Aunt Ida. Most of his waking time is spent trying to dodge the teenage. Most of his waking time is spent trying to dodge the teenage boy next door, who is home from military school and hungry to do horrible things to someone younger than himself. Darius sees a ray of hope when he finds a rusty old bicycle in the basement and begins to repair it in secret

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Bill Harley's offbeat, broadly drawn story features a cast of curious and unconventional characters that will easily .

Bill Harley's offbeat, broadly drawn story features a cast of curious and unconventional characters that will easily capture the attention-and imagination-of young readers.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone . In some ways, Mr. Frobisher’s time away from Darius and Miss Hastings made him an even better father when he was home.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Darius thought this was the kind of thing his father might have said to people who entered your house without asking. His father hated pompous people. Darius felt a sharp pang in his heart. He always came back with the most amazing stories and gifts, and he promised Darius that when he was old enough, he would take him along on an adventure.

Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller, musician, and writer who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty-five years. He is the recipient of Parents’ Choice and ALA awards. He won a 2007 Grammy Award for his children’s storytelling album Blah Blah Blah and a 2009 Grammy Award for his children’s spoken-word album Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He lives in Massachusetts.

If you are looking for a book with non-stop action, then THE AMAZING FLIGHT OF DARIUS FROBISHER is a very good choice.

A young boy’s hopes and an unusual bicycle bring about magical results.Life is an adventure for ten-year-old Darius Frobisher. His eccentric father Rudy sells insurance four days a week. The other three days he goes on exotic journeys. But when his father flies off in a hot air balloon and doesn’t come back, Darius’s happy, carefree life suddenly comes to an end. He is sent to live with his notoriously nasty Aunt Ida, where he has to sleep alone in a cold, damp basement and dodge the horrible teenage boy next door.Darius sees a ray of hope when he finds a rusty old bicycle in the basement and begins to repair it in secret. Then one day he is startled to see an old man with long flowing hair riding a bicycle across the sky! That gives Darius a strange and wonderful idea. Now he knows what he has to do to get away from his miserable life.Grammy-winning storyteller Bill Harley tells an offbeat, broadly drawn story, featuring a cast of curious and unconventional characters that will easily capture the attention―and imagination―of young readers.
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Unsoo
This book captivated the attention of all three of my boys, ages 5 - 11. Bill Harley is a wonderful story weaver, and we love all of his incredible books.
Taulkree
There is wonderful friendship that develops between the author and the reader in this book. The author at times talks directly to the reader while telling the story. The characters are both lovable and hateful, and there are plenty of twists and turns to hold the readers attention. Snuggle down and read this to a favorite child or just enjoy it all by yourself.
Shomeshet
My daughter loved this book and scored all of her AR points on it. I wish there were others or a series!
Hilarious Kangaroo
I bought this book for my 11 year old grandson who I just introduce to the creative works of Bill Harley. It is a Christmas present, so I decided to read it first. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this book! Once I started it, I could hardly put it down. A good story (knew there had to be a happy ending), but the best part (for me) was not that I was reading it, but that I could actually "hear" Bill telling it! If you have ever been in an audience to hear Bill Harley tell stories, you will know what I mean. I especially loved the "asides" and when Bill would talk directly to the audience/reader....it brings the reader into the story and makes him/her an active participant....a great style. Somehow, Bill has never forgotten what it was like to be in middle school and his middle school readers can truly relate to Bill's impressions of a pre-teen/young teen dealing with parents, teachers and siblings. Bill writes like he narrates and it is an appealing and fascinating style.
Arthunter
If you are looking for a book with non-stop action, then THE AMAZING FLIGHT OF DARIUS FROBISHER is a very good choice.

This book is about a boy named, appropriately enough, Darius Frobisher. Darius's father is a man that travels the world to very amazing places. A sad fact is that Darius's mother died when he was younger. While Darius's father is out, you may be wondering "who Darius is with, and what is he doing?" Well, most of the time Darius is making up trouble for Miss Hastings.

Miss Hastings is Darius's nanny, in a way, except they get into trouble together -- and Miss Hastings burns toast.

Anyway, when Darius's father goes on a hot air balloon ride and never comes back, Darius has to go live with his Aunt Inga (who is evil!). When Darius get there he finds something special that he just might be able to use to make a run for home -- and Miss Hastings -- where he can be happy again.

I give this book 4 stars for the really creative things the author does with this story!

Reviewed by: Liz
Braendo
I recently read this book to my kids, and I found myself sneaking into their room after bedtime to secretly read ahead. It was that good! Such a creative author, with a gift for storytelling; we will definitely be buying more of Bill Harley's books, and I look forward to trying out a CD of his.
Such a fun book, for both kids and the adults who may read it to them.