By Eoin Colfer
Conor Broekhart was once born to fly. it's the Eighteen Nineties, and Conor and his family members survive the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days learning the technological know-how of flight together with his train and exploring the citadel with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. however the boy's idyllic lifestyles adjustments endlessly the day he discovers a dangerous conspiracy opposed to the king. whilst Conor intervenes, he's branded a traitor and thrown into reformatory at the felony island of Little Saltee. There, he has to struggle for his existence, as he and the opposite prisoners are pressured to mine for diamonds in inhumane stipulations. there's just one solution to break out Little Saltee, and that's to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months through scratching drawings of flying machines into the criminal partitions. The months become years, yet ultimately the day comes whilst Conor needs to locate the braveness to belief his progressive designs and take to the skies.
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