Flying Furballs 1 – Dogfight

Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation — set in a world of cats verses dogs. Put simply, Flying Furballs is pussycats, planes and Paris. Our hero is Claude D’Bonair, a young pilot in the cat air corp, keen to prove his worth to the older pilots and live up to the memory of his father. Will cats and dogs ever live in harmony again? Will Claude survive with his nine lives intact?

In Flying Furballs 1: Dogfight, Claude must fly a secret and dangerous mission deep into the heart of Dogz held territory to save the air corp’s most famous dogfighter, Major Tom, who is being held prisoner in the Dogz castle HQ.

If he fails it could spell cat-astrophe for the whole of katdom.

Written and illustrated by Donovan Bixley

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Description

A wonderfully fun and entertaining illustrated chapter book with black and white illustrations throughout. A great story to read aloud with younger readers or for newly independent readers to enjoy themselves.

This junior fiction book won the 2018 Tatoulu children’s choice award in France.

Review

Booksellers NZ ~ “Flying Furballs is Bixley’s new solo series, set in 1916 Europe, with DOGZ standing in as Germans, and CATs as the allied forces. 

“There are more puns and idioms than you can shake a paw at, and many of the characters have very familiar names. There is Major Tom of course, and the scion of the flying CATs, The Red Setter. There is also a General Fluffington, a Commander Snookums, and Mr Tibbles. Plenty of levity to ensure the adults reading this to their kids are as entertained as the children themselves.

“Five-year-old Dan really enjoyed being read this book, and it was the perfect length to allow us to read a couple of chapters a night and still be finished within the week. He was ready for more as we finished, so I think we will be snapping Flying Furballs up as they come out, for the next few years.

“This book is great fun for lovers of action-packed books – adults who grew up on a diet of Tintin, Peanuts and Biggles, with a side of Top Gun, will love it just as much as their kids.”

About the Kiwi authorDonovan Bixley

Find out more about multi-award winning, Taupo-based Kiwi author and illustrator Donovan Bixley on his profile page.

Additional information

Dimensions21 × 14.8 cm
First published

2016

Format

Paperback edition

ISBN

9781927262535

Page count

112

Published by

Upstart Press

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