Florence Flies Alone

An Alliterative Airline Adventure

Children - Adventure
24 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2017
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Author Biography

I combined my flying experiences with those of my children who often flew by themselves on a long trip to visit their father. Embellishment is fun when added to a lot of alliteration and rhyme. Then, a story becomes more than a funny tale but can be used in the classroom as a teaching tool. Being an educator also compelled me to include some emotional development in the main character.

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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

What is it like for a nine-year-old girl to fly across the States all by herself for the first time? What kind of adventures can one kid have flying solo? Florence Flies Alone (An Alliterative Airline Adventure) by Suzanne Gene Courtney is a fun children's adventure story about a young girl traveling to Texas to spend her birthday with her father. Florence is almost ten. She will be spending her birthday in Texas with her dad. Only, Florence will have to ride a plane by herself to get there. Although Florence has had experience in airplanes before, this will be the first time she will be going on one alone. At first, she is a little apprehensive. But, as the plane takes off, Florence is confident that she will be okay. After all, what can happen on an airplane anyway?

Florence Flies Alone (An Alliterative Airline Adventure) by Suzanne Gene Courtney is a beautifully illustrated story. The mishaps that Florence experiences keep the reader well entertained while enhancing their problem-solving skills. I loved the various incidents that happened to the main character while she travels to Texas. With other interesting characters thrown into the colorful mix, including a non-English speaking passenger and a boy with a chip on his shoulder, this story is an amusing read. I liked how the author subtly educates the reader in the inner workings of an airplane and what a passenger can expect on a solo flight. Even an airplane ride can be a great adventure! I laughed at Teddy's bathroom mishap. This story is cute, but has so much more than meets the eye. I would suggest this book for children who are interested in flying or are about to take their own airplane adventure.