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Mya loves planes and wants to be a pilot when she grows up. As luck would have it she comes across a flying school run by lieutenant Drake who awards his pupils splendid pilot hats when they graduate. Mya wants to join the class but there's just one problem. She's not a duck! Could Goose the little duckling with big flying ambitions be the key to Mya getting her pilot's ha ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Matador (first published 2017)
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Karen Cole
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mya's Uncle Arthur is a pilot and brings his niece gifts and a map back from every country he visits. Mya knows that when she grows up she wants to be a pilot too but in the meantime she loves to build model aeroplanes. It's lovely to read a book in which Mya's passion and enthusiasm seems to be clearly encouraged by the adults in her life; her Mum prefers her to make her models in the shed so she doesn't get paint or glue on the furniture but there is never the slightest hint that her hobby is ...more
Linda Hill
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mya loves planes and wants to fly, but it’s not easy when you’re only 8.

The Yellow Bills is a smashing book for children because it manages to blend fantasy with talking ducks and control towers hidden in trees, for example, with real themes and issues of importance to children today.

Mya is a mixed race child which gives much needed status to similar children. The fact that she is a girl making model aircraft, wanting to fly and having exciting adventures challenges gender stereotyping without t
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Simon Leonard
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is aimed at young children, I would guess between 5 and 12 year olds, although other age groups, and adults would find it an enjoyable read as well.

It starts off with a young girl Mya making model airplanes and then going through a hedge behind her garden and finding some ducks learning to fly.  As she desperately wants to fly as well she tries to persuade the teacher to teach her at the same time.

I think this is a brilliant book as it combines a lot of fantasy, such as talking ducks a
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Misfits farm
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this. The story of an eight year old girl learning how to fly with the help of ducklings. Mya loves aircraft and has always wanted to fly. When she hears some ducklings being given lessons at the bottom of her garden she just has to join in. This is beautifully written and has several “lessons” in ti for children. things like someone with a disability, obstacles i life, not telling lies etc all dealt with in a nice way. I couldn’t help but smile several times along the way and loves the ...more
Donna Maguire
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This is a really fun story that really works the imagination.

It is very well written and will be loved by its target age group. I can easily imagine it being read over and over again and can see it becoming a firm favourite. Everything about this book is great and it has some brilliant characters!

It is a complete delight to read – 5 stars!!
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I left the day job to start a full time writing career. However I've inadvertently gained a full time job in home schooling two little ones which I'm quite enjoying. It has also meant I've been upskilling in hospitality, catering and running an activity centre from home. Our youngest is a #Type1Superhero which has also meant our parenting job just got a lot more creative.

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