The Girl With Her Head in the Clouds
It seems that Dolly Shepherd’s head is full of adventure and the possibilities of flight. She confounds her business owning Aunt Mariam and worries her parents. Yet they believe she should have the same opportunities as her elder brother.
Therefore, after Dolly has found her way into an exhibition at Alexandra Palace, and thereafter stood in for Colonel Cody’s knife throwing show, she is invited to be part of Colonel Gaudron’s aeronautic team. Yet this is the Edwardian age, of corsets and long skirts. Furthermore, Dolly is expected to take on the mantle of Aunt Mariam’s feather business. How does this mix?
Then again, what if she is quick to learn all the directions of parachuting, but there are errors? What if one of those errors might leave Dolly sky bound, suspended and at risk, or even plummeting toward paralysis?
Karen McCombie’s tale of this dynamic heroine from history is really engaging. We cheer for Dolly like the crowds and her factory workmates, realising the strides she made in following her love of flight. The Girl With Her Head in the Clouds is a really appealing, busy and interesting dyslexia-friendly title, that we recommend our readers.