Two school boys out on a school trip discover a space ship. They learn to fly the ship, Aquila, and to talk Latin, the only language it understands. Through Aquila the boys not only have many adventures and a lot of fun, but they soon realise that Aquila is making a real difference to their lives.
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While skiving off from school, Tom and Geoff make an amazing discovery--a strange vehicle that has lain hidden for centuries. It turns out to be a fantastic flying machine that can travel incredible distances and take them wherever they wish. =It can even make them invisible--what a find! The only problem is, how do they keep it a secret?
This award-winning novel (1997 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize) is a fantastic adventure, full of humour, excitement and the kind of adventures children are always dreaming of.About the Author:
Andrew Norriss, together with Richard Fegen, is the creator and writer of several TV comedy series, notably THE BRITTAS EMPIRE. The team also dramatised Allan Ahlberg's WOOF for Central TV. Andrew won the UKRA Award for MATT'S MILLIONS, and the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Silver Prize for AQUILA. He lives in Hampshire.
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