Came Back to Show You I Could Fly: Text Classics
Seymour is bored and lonely, and running from a gang of kids when he opens a back-lane gate. And there is Angie. She is older than Seymour, confident, cool and alluring, and she treats him with the affection of an older sister. Seymour is captivated-through Angie he is awakened to the fun and adventure in life. But Angie has a dark side-a secret that threatens to destroy her. And as Seymour begins to understand that all is not well he knows he has to help her. Came Back to Show You I Could Fly is a heartwarming account of an unlikely friendship that shows a very human side of drug addiction. Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award, as well as named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Say A Little Prayer, the film version, was released in 1993.
* Introductions placed in literary magazines such as Sydney Review of Books/YA publications e.g. Magpies, Reading Time, CBCA, Kids Spot * Review coverage on YA blogs * Potential for retrospective feature story on RN Books and Arts Daily * Feature stories on websites such as the Guardian by introducers * Feature stories on websites such as Mamamia * Reading copies available before publication * Shared advertising in Magpies and the Big Issue * Feature title in Text newsletters, website and social media campaigns
Robin Klein was born 28 February 1936 in Kempsey, New South Wales into a family of nine children. Leaving school at age 15, Klein worked several jobs before becoming established as a writer, having her first story published at age 16. She would go on to write more than 40 books, including Hating Alison Ashley (adapted into a feature film starring Delta Goodrem in 2005), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (adapted into a television series for the Seven Network in 1992), and Came Back to Show You I Could Fly (adapted into a film directed by Richard Lowenstein in 1993). Klein's books are hugely celebrated, having won the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award in both the Younger Readers and the Older Readers categories, as well as a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989 for Came Back to Show You I Could Fly. Klein is widely considered one of Australia's most prolific and beloved YA authors.