Author(s): Polly Ho-Yen
Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away. London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there's concrete everywhere. But Leelu is not alone; someone is leaving her gifts outside her house - wonders which give her curious magical powers. Powers which might help her find her way home ...Fly Me Home is an incredibly moving portrait of one family's struggle to adjust to life in a new country. Full of friendship, family and magic, this stunning novel by Polly Ho-Yen, author of Boy in the Tower (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award) and Where Monsters Lie, is a must-read for 9-12 readers. Praise for Boy in the Tower: "An unusual and very impressive debut". (The Bookseller). "I loved it". (Bookbag). Praise for Where Monsters Lie: "One of the most unusual and distinctive new voices in children's fiction". (The Bookseller).
Polly used to be a primary school teacher in London and while she was teaching there she used to get up very early in the morning to write stories. The first of those stories is now a book called Boy in the Tower. She's still writing stories and though she doesn't teach now, she still visit schools ... only now they're all over the country. She lives in Bristol with her husband Dan who designs the covers of her books.