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Fly On the Wall

Remy Lai



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Walker Books
15 September 2020
Children's & Educational; Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
In this moving and hilarious illustrated novel from the critically-acclaimed author of Pie in the Sky, a twelve-year-old boy goes on a (forbidden) solo journey halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family.

Henry Khoo's family treats him like a baby. He's not allowed to go anywhere without his sister/chaperone/bodyguard. His (former) best friend knows to expect his family's mafia-style interrogation when Henry's actually allowed to hang out at her house. And he definitely CAN'T take a journey halfway around the world all by himself!

But that's exactly his plan. After his family's annual trip to visit his father in Singapore is cancelled, Henry decides he doesn't want to be cooped up at home with his overprotective family and BFF turned NRFF (Not Really Friend Forever). Plus, he's hiding a your-life-is-over-if-you're-caught secret: he's the creator of an anonymous gossip cartoon, and he's on the verge of getting caught. Determined to prove his independence and avoid punishment for his crimes, Henry embarks on the greatest adventure everrr. . . hoping it won't turn into the greatest disaster ever.

Remy Lai takes readers on an adventure filled with humour, heart, and hijinks that's a sure bet for fans of Jerry Craft, Terri Libenson, and Shannon Hale!
By:   Remy Lai
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 142mm, 
Weight:   595g
ISBN:   9781760652654
ISBN 10:   1760652652
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Remy Lai studied fine arts, with a major in painting and drawing. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she writes and draws stories for kids with her two dogs by her side. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Pie in the Sky and Fly on the Wall. Follow Remy on Instagram @rrremylai

Reviews for Fly On the Wall

A delectable page-turner. . . Heartbreakingly honest; in equal parts funny and poignant. * Horn Book, starred review * The humor [is] akin to that of Jeff Kinney's popular Wimpy Kid series . . . the perfect mixture of funny and emotionally resonant. * School Library Journal, starred review * Pie in the Sky is like enjoying a decadent cake. . . heartwarming and rib-tickling * Terri Libenson, bestselling author of Invisible Emmie *

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