The House That Flew

The House that Flew Away

  1. Davide Cali
  2. Catarina Sobral
  • ISBN 9780500650943
  • 25.50 x 18.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 28pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2016

The story of the house that took off – and found home

For ages 3+

‘Surreal and subversive – this is a modern classic and an ideal Christmas gift’ – Absolutely Mama magazine

Coming home after a long day’s work to find your house has flown off is surprising – if not downright upsetting. There isn’t an obvious solution to such an unusual event, and the owner of this house doesn’t know what to do.

The House That Flew

Where do you start when your house flies away? Who do you go to for help when your house takes off? The fire department? The police? Air traffic control?

This charmingly illustrated book follows our protagonist’s increasingly desperate efforts to bring his house back down to earth. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, as he discovers when his house eventually settles down.

Davide Cali is one of the world’s most original and acclaimed picture book writers. He is the author of dozens of children’s books, including 'I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …' and 'The Birthday Crown'.
Catarina Sobral’s illustrations have been exhibited both in solo and group shows around the world, and were recently recognized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Portuguese National Illustration Award.