The Flying Bed
Author: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: John Thompson
Publisher: Bluesky Press
Publication Year: 2007
Brief Summary: When a poor baker’s wife begs for a bed, he finds one in a peculiar shop for free. The magical bed soon helps them reverse their fortune, but will Guido’s greediness ruin it all?
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2008 ; Bank Street College of Education ; Outstanding Merit
Kirkus Book Review Stars, January 15, 2007
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 15, 2007 ; Cahners
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Why do you think people keep returning the flying bed? Why would the old woman give it away for free? Would you want to keep it?
- If you had a flying bed, where would you want it to take you?
- What is the moral of the story?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library