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  • Published: 15 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780887764691
  • Imprint: Tundra Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

High Flight



Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot John Magee was only nineteen years old when he wrote the poem “High Flight” in 1941. Born in Shanghai and educated at Rugby School in England, Magee showed early promise as a poet. Impatient to take part in the war raging in Europe, Magee gave up a place at Yale University to enlist in the RCAF. Not long after writing “High Flight,” John Magee was killed in an air accident in Britain.

Since its publication in a church bulletin, “High Flight” has become the anthem for all who love to fly. Linda Granfield tells the story of Magee and the terrible air battles of the Second World War in a book lovingly illustrated by Michael Martchenko. A fitting tribute to the 75th anniversary of the RCAF, and a heartfelt reminder of the beauty of the skies for all members of the USAF.

  • Published: 15 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780887764691
  • Imprint: Tundra Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Linda Granfield

Linda Granfield is the award-winning author of nearly thirty nonfiction titles for young readers. Granfield's writing brings history to life with such works as In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, High Flight: A Story of World War II, and the acclaimed Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn. Linda Granfield grew up in a big family north of Boston, Massachusetts, and now makes her home in Toronto.

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