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The Fantastic Flying Journey

(1987)
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Great-uncle Lancelot is an extraordinary man with a huge white beard and a walrus moustache. When he builds a fantastic flying machine, powered by tree sap, lit by electric eels and heated by solar panels, his niece and nephews have never seen anything like it. Then, in search of his lost brother, Perceval, he whisks the children off in his flying home, to set out on an amazing journey around the world.

Lancelot's remarkable knowledge and the special powers he gives the children enable them to watch and talk to some incredible creatures.

On their journey they discover all sorts of fascinating things about animals, such as how snakes move and how swallows migrate.

Of course, they encounter many dangers along the way – in Africa the plucky explorers are caught in a sandstorm and Lancelot is chased by an angry rhino. And throughout their journey, one question remains. Will they ever find Perceval?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Used availability for Gerald Durrell's The Fantastic Flying Journey

Hardback Editions

July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Malcolm Durrell
ISBN: 0-613-82440-7 / 978-0-613-82440-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-7551-0436-6 / 978-0-7551-0436-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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September 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 1-85029-105-5 / 978-1-85029-105-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Conran
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-517-07574-1 / 978-0-517-07574-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-671-64982-5 / 978-0-671-64982-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-7551-1336-5 / 978-0-7551-1336-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fantastic Flying Journey
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 1-85029-290-6 / 978-1-85029-290-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Conran
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Audio Editions

March 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Complete & Unabridged (The Fantastic Flying Journey)
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-7451-4496-9 / 978-0-7451-4496-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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