Skip to Main Content

About The Book

Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... 

But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake?

Find out in this moving, lyrical story of friendship and flight.

About The Author

Born in the west country, Jim now lives in London and works in the licensing industry. He has written several picture books, including the award winning Letterbox Lil and Stripy Horse series, illustrated by Karen Wall and The Snow Lion, illustrated by Richard Jones. 

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the illustrator

Richard Jones grew up in Leamington Spa before moving down to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth in Exeter. After finishing his degree, he stayed on to complete a PhD. He worked in a busy children's library for many years, before swapping shelving picture books for making them! Richard has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including The Snow Lion by Jim Helmore and his own Perdu and Little Bear. When he's not at his desk, he enjoys exploring the glorious countryside and beaches around his home.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (October 1, 2019)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471173875
  • Ages: 2 - 99

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Jim Helmore

More books from this illustrator: Richard Jones