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Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
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Nov 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: confident-readers-chapter-books, historical-fiction

This is a wonderful book. It is the story of aviator Beryl Markham's Kenyan childhood in the early 20th century interspersed with fictionalised interviews and diary extracts of her record breaking solo flight east to west across the Atlantic. The details of her friendship with Kibii, a Nandi boy, and her education into his tribe's customs, is cleverly used to demonstrate how these experiences helped her (along with her strong will and energy) to become firstly a successful racehorse trainer and then a pioneering aviator. Highly recommended for readers aged 9+.
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