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When Peter sees the model ship in the shop window he wants it than anything else on Earth But this is no ordi. When my mother and grandparents when on sabbatical in Nottingham they lived next door to Hilda Lewis who gave my family several copies the book came out in 1939 Years later when I was little my mother pulled this book out and it became one of my most beloved and cherished books It is one of the most enchanting tales I will ever read Though I haven t read it in years seeing as it lives on my mum s bookshelf and not my own I can recall it to memory clearly The story of Peter and his brother and sisters is timeless It travels through ancient Egypt Normandy England the Norse Gods and several other places and times The language is beautiful and just is filled with love and joy I recently discovered the book was reprinted in 1998 Perhaps I can get myself a copy

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The Ship That Flew

Time the magic ship takes them on different exciting adventures to different countries and to different times. A childhood favorite I think I read and reread this book over a dozen times from the age of 9 12

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Nary model The ship takes Peter and the other children on magical flights wherever they ask to go Time after. This was my favorite kind of story when I was a little girl If I d been able to find a copy on the shelves of my library I would have checked it out and read it over and overThe Ship That Flew is the story of four siblings two brothers and two sisters One of the brothers Peter sees a ship in a shop window and buys it with all the money he has a few coins He soon learns the ship is magic and the children embark on a series of wonderful adventures traveling to ancient Egypt Norman England the home of the Norse Gods and many other exotic and delightful placesThis book is a wonderland of fun and adventure I love this story


10 thoughts on “The Ship That Flew

  1. says:

    When my mother and grandparents when on sabbatical in Nottingham they lived next door to Hilda Lewis who gave my family several copie

  2. says:

    Fantasy about four children and their magical travelsIn a dark little shop in a dark little street Peter finds a little ship that costs him all the money he has in the world and a bit over This seems like a high price but it takes him

  3. says:

    It was funny for me to discover a book like this that I missed as a kid It shares so much with my favorite childhod books Eager Nesbit Lewis and I enjoyed it a lot But it misses some of the humor and also some of the complexity It falls just a little shortOne thing I enjoyed while reading it was thinking about how we follow rules for POV in kidlit today that older authors didn't seem to bother with I found this book swo

  4. says:

    This was my favorite kind of story when I was a little girl If I'd been able to find a copy on the shelves of my library I would have checked it out and read it over and overThe Ship That Flew is the story of four siblings two brothers and two sisters One of the brothers Peter sees a ship in a shop window and buys it wi

  5. says:

    I don't even know couldn't guess how many times I took this book out of the library when I was a kid It went home with me

  6. says:

    This book is very much like Five Children and It by E Nesbit and Half Magic by Edward Eager though I liked it It was episodic which isn't always my favorite but the adventures seemed well thought out and the children protagonists were well written I think I'd have liked this even had I read it prior to the other two So this book follows a bit of a formula but it does it with style and ingenuity it isn't a copy

  7. says:

    A childhood favorite I think I read and reread this book over a dozen times from the age of 9 12

  8. says:

    During a snowy week in winter my 5th grade teacher read this book to our class during the noon recess as we were not allowed out too coldI was nine I enjoyed it so much after the teacher finished it I checked it out of the library and re read it Several times in the next two yearsIt is a wonderful magic and time travel fantasy originally published in England in 1939 Later the US edition come out in 1958In an old curio shop Peter buys a sma

  9. says:

    I read this book in middle school while waiting for the next Harry Potter If you are able to find a copy of it in a library or a thrift store grab it because it's amazing It's similar to The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe in that there are four children and they go on adventures Let's just say the ship also brou

  10. says:

    Stumbled across this in a secondhand bookshop and what a find Brilliant Ingenious Imaginative Had I read it as a child I have no doubt it would still be one of my favourite books The way the author wraps it up i

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