The Icarus Show

By Sally Christie


Alex has worked out a foolproof way to avoid being picked on. Don’t React. It’s so simple, it’s brilliant!

David isn’t bothered what people think – and gets nicknamed Bogsy.

Alex sees him branded a weirdo and is determined to avoid the same fate. But one day Alex gets a note in his bag, which forces him out of his safe little world.

Who sent the note? And is it true – will a boy really fly?

A powerful story about friendship, loneliness and a strange kind of genius.


Published by : David Fickling Books

Date: 07 January 2016

ISBN: 9781910200483

Format: Hardback

Price : £10.99

Sally Christie

Sally Christie’s first job, nearly thirty years ago, was with a publisher of children’s books. While she was there, she had a go at writing herself and (cunningly calling herself Syd Carter) sent the story to an editor in her own office. It was accepted. She has grown up a lot since then, with two notable results: The Icarus Show is a much better story than Syd’s was; and she felt able to submit it to David Fickling Books under her own name.