PW10 Orca US Logo

Please log in to your Orca Book Publishers account.
Once logged in, your shopping cart will be saved if you need to leave the site before completing checkout. Your shipping addresses and discount codes will also be saved for future visits.

Search Orca Book Publishers
  • An African Alphabet
  • Wolf Island

Flight from Big Tangle
By author: Anita Daher
Selling Points: "self-reliance, adventure, planes, flying, wilderness, fire"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Jan/01/2003
Pages: 144
Fiction Ages 8-11
Price:  $7.95
Bookmark and Share

"Come on Sausage!"Kaylee whistled, and patted her leg again. "Come ON Sausage!" she cried. "We've got to go NOW!"

Sausage took one step forward, then backed up, whining.

Kaylee heard a reverberating CRACK, and turned, startled. A tall, blazing tree splintered across the lane. Before Kaylee could react, the flames roared across Jack’s property, licking up and over the frame of his house.


Kaylee used to love to fly. With two pilots for parents, how could she not? But when her father's plane goes down and neither the wreckage nor his body is found, she develops a terror of flying. She is too afraid to convince her mother to take her back to the Caribbean to search for her father. And she is haunted by fear whenever her mother goes up to fight fires in a water bomber. Kaylee escapes her fear and her grief on treks with her dog, Sausage, through the forest, the Big Tangle, near her home. But, one day, fire follows her into the forest and events conspire against her until the only escape is resting on pontoons at the dock on Booker Bay.

Flight from Big Tangle is the first of two books in a series.
Book two is Flight from Bear Canyon.
CM Magazine - September 3, 2004
"Guaranteed to keep a young reader on the edge of his/her chair." "A great adventure story."
Resource Links - September 1, 2002
"Should be a book that attracts and interests a wide variety of readers."

Awards

Canadian Toy Testing Council Recommended Books, commended  CA  2004
CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee, short-listed  CA  2003
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee, short-listed  CA  2004

Resources:

Download teachers’ guide

Ebooks available from the following retailers:



You might also be interested in:

Poachers in the Pingos
SKU:  o114
$7.95
Format: Paperback

Add Poachers in the Pingos to Cart

On the Trail of the Bushman
SKU:  o138
$7.95
Format: Paperback

Add On the Trail of the Bushman to Cart

Orca Young Readers Resource Guide
SKU:  3894
$45.00
Format: Spiral bound

Add Orca Young Readers Resource Guide to Cart


Your Cart

Empty


OYR Logo

OYR Levels

Key Features:
Compelling stories
Age-appropriate plots
Ideal for Lit Circles
Ideal for Independent Reading


Teaching Resources:
Teachers' Guides
Curriculum Connections
Guided Reading Levels
Accelerated Reader
Lexile levels

Bindings:
Paperbacks: $7.95


Collections:
OYR Collection
Digital Subscription
Digital/Print Bundle

Discounts Available for:
Schools
Libraries
Retailers
Wholesalers
Non-profits


See the full list of Orca Young Readers.