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Flight

by Vanessa Harbour

Publishing 12 July 2018

For ages 8-12s

If Jakob sneezed, he could die.

1944 Austria. A Nazi officer is tipped off that a Spanish Riding School groom is sheltering a Jewish boy at their stables. Jakob hides successfully but has to watch the officer shoot one of his beloved Lipizzaner horses just for spite. Jakob and his guardian know they must get the other horses away, but is it possible to get them all over the mountains to safety? 

A fleeing Roma girl, Kizzy, joins them, but they face one gruelling trial after another as they try to cross the Austrian mountains, through Nazi territory. Can they do it, and what will be waiting on the other side?