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The Flying Orchestra

A beautiful and whimsical tale of the music that is everywhere.

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Some days are so windy that even the angels lose their balance from the top of City Hall. It’s always a day like this when The Flying Orchestra blows into town …

Whether we’re up or down, at work or play, or just going about our day, the flying orchestra always plays for you.

A multi-layered text which cleverly explores the abstract concept of music for young children. The Flying Orchestra discusses the idea that music is all around us, telling the story of our lives. It is a work with great heart and stunning illustrations from a much-loved author and encourages both children and adults to think outside the box.

Clare McFadden, author of The Flying Ochestra

Clare McFadden

Clare McFadden is a writer, artist and educator. She has worked in arts education with children, young people, and communities in both Australia and the United States. Her first book, The Flying Orchestra was awarded the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award, selected as one of the ‘50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ in 2011, adapted for the stage as the headlining work at the Out of the Box Festival in 2012, and listed as one of the Australian Booksellers Association’s ‘50 Favourite Kid’s Books’ in 2014. Clare is the Executive Director of Write the World – a writing community for young writers aged 13–18. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University.