Children's book about a bird and a bomb?
January 4, 2011 1:24 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly.

I think those basic details are correct. I was awfully young though when it was read to me. I also have the feeling that it was written by someone who's much better known for other works.

Any ideas?
posted by Eater to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Best answer: The Fabulous Flight?
posted by iconomy at 1:31 PM on January 4, 2011

I should have linked to the Amazon page of the book, there are more descriptions and reviews at the bottom - the kid shrinks, rides a seagull, and saves the world from a bomb.
posted by iconomy at 1:34 PM on January 4, 2011 [2 favorites]

iconomy's got it. Love that book.
posted by misterbrandt at 1:47 PM on January 4, 2011

Response by poster: Seven minutes. Thank you!

Now, why is such a masterpiece unfindable in a Google search for e.g. "flight bird 'children's book' explosive 'single grain' ocean"?
posted by Eater at 1:59 PM on January 4, 2011

It isn't unfindable anymore...... ;)
posted by iconomy at 2:16 PM on January 4, 2011

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