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Man from the Sky

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Everyone knows that Jamie is a dreamer. When he looks up at the sky, instead of clouds he sees knights and dragons from centuries past and fabulous creatures from far-off lands. But one day he looks up and sees something even more incredible: a man in a business suit parachuting from a plane. "Unpredictable and absorbing."--The Midwest Book Review.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 21st 1992 by HarperTrophy (first published 1980)
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A man has planned to steal a fortune. It will be simple but difficult. He will board the plane which is carrying the money. He will be the only passenger. Halfway through the flight he will parachute out of the plane with the unguarded money. If no one is in the deserted field he has chosen to land in, the whole operation should be a cinch…


Jamie never could read very well. But he loves looking at the sky! He loves gazing up and seeing the pictures they portray, then running home and telling...more
Ronnie Simonson
It was a good book for younger readers, and it has a good mystery to it.
Cheryl in CC NV
Quick adventure, might be good for reluctant readers or kids in special ed. because the boy who becomes the hero of the day is learning disabled (dyslexia? - it's not said). Kinda dated because the crook would be stymied at every point nowadays. (No ID needed at the gate of the airline, for example).
Susan Phelan
This was only a mediocre adventure. I find sometimes I love Avi's works and sometimes they are no more than mediocre. A boy who can barely read sees a man parachute from the sky.
Good read for any youth trying to understand living with dyslexia...
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Avi is a pen name for Edward Irving Wortis, but he says, "The fact is, Avi is the only name I use."
Born in 1937, Avi has created many fictional favorites such as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, and The Crispin series. His work is very much desired by readers young and old.
More about Avi...
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1) Nothing But the Truth Poppy (Tales of Dimwood Forest, #1) The Seer of Shadows

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