The fully illustrated story of Silas, the first pig to fly, for reading aloud to children from age three upwards. The classic children's book first published in 1972, this edition is completely updated with all new illustrations.
Inspired by the story of John Moore-Brabazon, pioneer aviator who in 1909 put a small pig in a basket and took it up in an aeroplane, ‘to prove that pigs could fly.’
This fully illustrated book takes the viewpoint of Silas, a bored little pig. His imagination is sparked by the idea of travelling in a flying machine, when his mother tells him; "Pigs can't fly, you know."
It's Silas's good fortune to live on a farm where a man is building an aeroplane in a barn. The book was created for reading aloud to small children and has a bright, colour illustration on every page.