Paperback: 288 pages
Catherine would say it all began in a time that is yesterday and tomorrow and eternally present. But then Catherine’s a storyteller. I’m not a storyteller. I’m just the guy it happened to.
Robert is the class victim, the guy who’s never picked for the team. So no one is more surprised than Robert himself when a strange old lady sends him on a quest to solve the mystery of Chance House. Legend has it that a boy fell to his death from an upper window. But what has this past to do with Robert’s future? To get to the truth, Robert must learn what it really means to fly.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award
So I went in. It’s very stupid to go into derelict houses, especially in a town like Brighton which has a big drugs problem. I went right to the top and, in the room next to the one with the blood-stained mattress – I found Feather Boy. Or at least the idea for it. I’ll tell that story later, if we meet maybe.
Blue Peter Book Award
Feather Boy was nominated for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2002.