By Eoin Colfer
Conor Broekhart was once born to fly. in reality, legend has it that he used to be born flying in a scorching air balloon on the world's fair.
In the 1890's Conor and his family members live to tell the tale the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days learning the technological know-how of flight along with his teach and exploring the fortress with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella.
But the boy's idyllic existence alterations eternally the day he discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king. while Conor attempts to show the plot, he's branded a traitor and thrown into reformatory at the legal island of Little Saltee. There, he has to struggle for his existence as he and the opposite prisoners are pressured to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions.
There is just one method to break out Little Saltee, and that's to fly. So he passes the solitary months by way of scratching drawings of flying machines into the criminal partitions. The months become years, yet finally the day comes whilst Conor needs to locate the braveness to belief his progressive designs and take to the skies.
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Airman by Eoin Colfer