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(Kids Can Press, 2022)
* 2023 Snow Willow finalist (SYRCA)
* 2023 Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year
* 2024 Northern Lights finalist (MYRCA)
* Starred Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Felix Landon Yarrow (F.L.Y., or "Fly"), a fourteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, is captivated by the noble, chivalrous ideals of knighthood. He constructs an elaborate plot meant to culminate with him on his wheeled "trusty steed" triumphantly conquering his enemy and saving his "damsel in distress."
Bitingly sarcastic and darkly witty Felix is a deeply realized character...Sharp-edged verse and strong narrative construction frame a teen’s realizations about the world.
Hughes’s complex characterization eloquently rings through each observational stanza ... a seamless and immersive narrative about one teen’s “quest/ for a noble life."
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