Madeleine “Moe” McDonough, from Come Away With Me, dreams of flying like the sky diver who performed on the Fourth of July. But Madeline wants a plane of her own. Her best friend, Otto Price, thinks so too. By the next July 4th, they dream of being in the air and performing as the crowd cheers. All they need is money to build the plane.
They decide to have a medicine show but their “Elixir of Youth” is a dismal failure. Instead of making money, they lose money, even after helping a traveling photographer drum up business. Moe’s mother is not too happy when she finds the pair taking lemonade (made with expensive sugar) to thirsty workers digging a new sewer line. To make amends, the two friends must help Moe take inventory in his store and that’s when Moe finds a tarantula in the bananas… and figures out the perfect way to fly.
Heartland Trilogy, Book 2
written by Laurie Lawlor
illustrated by Jane Kendall
Simon & Schuster/Minstrel Books, 1996
Please look for this book at
your favorite public library
or used bookseller.