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Flying Furballs: Dogfight

Book Author
Bixley, Donovan
Bixley, Donovan
Upstart Press
210 x 148mm
Publication Date
March 2016
Rights Available
World excl New Zealand, France and Turkey
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Rights Sold
France and Turkey
About the Book

Book one of nine. Black and white illustrations with approximately 5,000 words. Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation — set in a world of cats verses dogs. Our hero is Claude D’Bonair, a young pilot in the cat air corp, keen to prove his worth to the older pilots and live up to the memory of his father.

In Book 1: Dogfight, Claude must fly a secret and dangerous mission deep into the heart of Dogz held territory to save the air corp’s most famous dogfighter, Major Tom, who is being held prisoner in the Dogz castle HQ. If he fails it could spell cat-astrophe for the whole of katdom.

About the Author

Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and designer. He has illustrated more than 100 stories and book covers as well as over 70 books, including Harry Hobnail & the Pungapeople and Mr Tanglewood & the Pungapeople by beloved New Zealand author Barry Crump. Donovan was the illustrator of the bestselling children’s book The Wheels on the Bus and Old Macdonald’s Farm. He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart which was a finalist in the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and the highly acclaimed Much Ado About Shakespeare.