The Icarus Show by Sally Christie audiobook

The Icarus Show

By Sally Christie
Read by Joe Jameson

Scholastic Inc 9781338081619
5.19 Hours 1
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Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on: don’t react. It’s so simple, it just might work. David, a boy in his class, does react. He’s branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is what it promises true—will a boy really fly? The Icarus Show is a powerful story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.

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Summary

Summary

Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on: don’t react. It’s so simple, it just might work.

David, a boy in his class, does react. He’s branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate.

But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world.

Who sent the note? And is what it promises true—will a boy really fly?

The Icarus Show is a powerful story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A life-affirming look at friendship, with a little magic in it too.” Absolutely Education Magazine (UK)
"[Sally Christie] writes beautifully.” The Independent (UK)
“An absorbing story… It is possible for even children in loving families to find themselves alone, isolated by problems that seem insurmountable. The Icarus Showis a book that ably dramatizes this conundrum, and does so with lightness and grace.” Marcus Sedgwick, Printz Award-winning author, The Guardian (UK)
“An absolutely beautifully crafted read.” The Bookseller (UK), Children’s Book of the Month pick

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Author Bio: Sally Christie

Author Bio: Sally Christie

Sally Christie is the author of The Sisters of Versailles and The Rivals of Versailles. She was born in England and grew up around the world, attending eight schools in three different languages. She spent most of her career working in international development and currently lives in Toronto.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.19
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English