Flying Furballs 7 – Breakout

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 7: Breakout, young pilot Claude D’Bonair finds himself in Russia working with an old enemy to save important CAT allies.

Written and illustrated by Donovan Bixley

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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 interview with Donovan by The Sapling offers fantastic insight into his creation of the Flying Furballs series, which he developed to encourage reluctant readers.


WhatBookNext ~ “Just when Claude and Syd are planning to celebrate their latest mission, news arrives that their comrades in the White Paw Organisation (Dog Spies for CAT) have been captured by the enemy. CAT (Cat Allied Troops) don’t stand a chance of ending the war without them, and their beloved Paris will be captured in no time.

“But General Fluffington refuses to send anyone to save their dog friends, so with the help of their engineer mechanic friend Manx, Claude and his fellow agent Yuki have to go against orders. There is only one way to rescue their comrades and its going to be dangerous! Our hero Claude ends up deep in Russia and trust is the only thing he is left with to save many lives as well as his own.

“As always, there is lots of clever cat and dog wordplay throughout this new episode in the funny Flying Furballs series. See if you can spot them. Diagrams of secret spy gadgets and planes are also scattered among the pages. Sumptuous black and white drawings of Russian architecture and character antics add even more to this adventure – No. 7 in this series. They just get better and better.”

About the Kiwi authorDonovan Bixley

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

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Dimensions21 × 14.8 cm
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Paperback edition



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Published by

Upstart Press


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