THE BOY WHO WALKED ON AIR by Scott Corbett

THE BOY WHO WALKED ON AIR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Max has such terrific will power that he is able to float a bit between steps in an attempt to imitate a science show car that moved on a cushion of air. But his friend Morey is the one with ideas, and so to help Max along he hauls out fan, pump, air mattress, and a homemade rocket consisting of balloons and cardboard tubes. Max's trial runs all end in crashes and collisions but later he is able to use the makeshift rocket to save another boy from drowning--and he avoids catching cold from his own tumble into the pond by simply ""thinking hot"" so effectively that a cloud of steam forms around him and Morey. But the plot is as thin as the ice Max falls through, and the story's a real comedown for Corbett.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Atlantic/Little, Brown