The Ship That Flew

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Author: Hilda Lewis

Age Range: Children+

Period: Mid 20th C

Genres:  Magic


Peter buys a model ship and discovers it to be magical, having the power to grow and shrink and to travel to distant places and times. He has several adventures on it with his brothers and sisters.


First published in 1939. The basic tenet, now fairly old hat, would at the time have been novel (notwithstanding E. Nesbit's “Five Children” stories). The style of the book reflects 1930s childhood while being fairly timeless.

Tuesday 1st January 2002