I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives. With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.
Renée and Flo are the most unlikely of friends. Introspective and studious Flo and outspoken, wild, and sexually curious Renée have barely spoken in their years of going to school together in Guernsey, a small British island off the coast of France. And yet, when tragedy strikes, it is only wild child Renée, who lost her mother at a young age, who is able to comfort a grieving Flo. The girls form an intense bond that sees them through a host of deeply relatable, wince-inducing experiences—drunken snogging; a séance in which clueless friends offer to summon Renée’s mother; dating a guy for free fish and chips. But toxic mean girls and personal betrayals threaten to tear the girls’ delicate new friendship apart. In this gripping debut, Dawn O’Porter shines an unflinchingly honest, humorous light on female friendship, lost innocence, and that moment when you are teetering on the threshold of adult life. Praise for Paper Airplanes "Dawn O'Porter was a teenager in her past life. Well, duh! How else could she have gotten this bitch-perfect, debut novel so right! Paper Aeroplanes is spot on! This teen friendship, is brutal and beautiful, flawed and forgiving. The angst and anguish of adolescence are made safer by her talented hand. Wish she had written this when I was 15!" --Jamie Lee Curtis "Poignant and edgy, this exploration of lively female friendships rises high." --Kirkus Reviews
The 10 best paper airplanes you've ever folded and flown! These are high performance, blow-the-competition-away flying paper machines! The book features 10 designs and 40 sheets of full colour, flight-ready paper. Best for children over 7 years.
A practical step-by-step guide to creating and flying 25 amazing paper planes. Whether you fly them indoors or outdoors, the pleasure of building and flying a paper plane appeals to all ages. Paper Planes contains everything you need to know about how to fold and fly a squadron of custom-designed paper aircraft. Learn how to perform loops, dives and other stunts and get to know your drag from your lift with this fantastic guide. Featuring 25 designs, each project is laid out with clear step-by-step diagrams. Learn how to make a variety of aircraft including stunt planes, jet fighters, basic gliders and even a helicopter with this easy-to-use book. Suitable for everyone including children, it also makes a perfect Father’s Day present.
'The Complete Paper Aeroplane Book' is packed with diagrams, instructions and graphics that will help you to build your own paper aircraft that will really fly. From origami fighter jets to tin foil helicopters, and paper Spitfires, there are hundreds of different ways of building successful flying devices from waste paper. Hours of fun can be had following this book's clear instructions and using the templates provided.
When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, Simon Armitage's reputation as one of the nation's most original, most respected and best-loved poets seems secure. Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work. Drawing upon all of his award-winning poetry collections, including Kid, Book of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor and Seeing Stars, this generous selection provides an essential gathering of this most thrilling of poets, and is key reading for students and general readers alike.
Provides information on the principles of aerodynamics, suggestions for designing airplanes, and instructions for folding paper planes and doing stunts and playing games with them.
Presents step-by-step instructions for folding twenty different kinds of paper airplanes and provides illustrated papers for 112 planes.
Provides instructions for folding a variety of paper aircraft, some of which can actually fly, and similar projects.
Using solid theoretical framework and extensive practical application. Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes is an indispensable tool for mental health professionals who work with sexually abused children. This book provides clinicians with activities and ideas that they can use in any treatment program. Each chapter in Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes is based on a particular treatment issue. Whether carrying out an individual or group program, the therapist can select from a variety of paper-and-pencil exercises, role-playing activities, therapeutic games, puppet shows, and music and art activities. The chapters need not be followed in order-they may be adapted to be used in the client's comprehensive treatment plan. The activities have been designed to appeal to children, using accepted treatment objectives. The many games and craft activities in Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes are professional tools to be used as springboards to help sexually traumatized children. Book jacket.
No fantasy is too weird. Little boy takes flight on his paper aeroplane, “Paper plane paper plane, take me to the clouds.” Along the journey, he meets new friends who want to fly too but are challenged by disapproving voices. Little boy goes ahead with the journey, sadly, there comes a time when paper plane can no longer fly... ...
A guide to make simple aeroplanes by folding paper. Beginning with techniques of flying, it goes on to give detailed instructions on how to make eight different models.
Step-by-step instructions for making paper airplanes with suggestions for experimenting with them.
Best friends Renée and Flo have been inseparable for years. But now, as high school graduation looms, the girls rock-solid friendship is beginning to show cracks. Flo has her heart set on going to university, with Renée right by her side, but all Renée wants is to stop going to school as soon as possible. To distract themselves from the inevitable and frightening future, Renée gets swept up in a romance with an older man, while Flo starts attending a church group. With such different paths and views on life, the girls start to worry that it isn t just high school that s ending but also their friendship. Told through alternating perspectives in a gritty, poignant, and hilarious voice, Goose will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Rennison, and Lauren Myracle.
From the earliest WWII jets to modern masters of the air, Andrew Dewar presents a review of the finest and most distinctive fighter jets in the history of flying. As realistic and intricate as they are, these planes are designed to be easy to construct.
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a whodunnit just right for the youngest of readers (not to mention instructions for how to build the perfect paper airplane!) The animals? homes are disappearing. Tree by tree, the forest is being cut down. Clues! There must be clues. For instance, look--there is a mysterious bear carrying an ax! But what would a bear want with so many trees? Perhaps the discarded paper airplanes littering the forest floor have a story to tell? Oliver Jeffers' quirky, childlike humor and lovable illustrations are in full effect in this funny whodunit featuring a winning cast of animals and a message about the importance of conservation and recycling.