Children's book: Peter's grandad builds a flying greenhouse. This book details their adventures and problems as they go France and back.
4Peter's grandad, a retired engineer, builds a flying greenhouse that runs on chicken manure. They take a couple of local trips, waving to Peter's mum from outside the balcony of her 4th floor flat. They then go to France, as Peter says it's on the edge of grandad's map of England. On the way over they pick up a stray dog, wave to the ferry, pick up a drowning boy and take him home. They stay overnight with his mother. The boys translate French to English for grandad and Pierre's mother.
On the way back they drift off course and nearly run out of fuel, so they land on a farm and face a grumpy farmer. They then take off, but grandad collapses from heatstroke, so Peter, aided by Speedy the dog, have to fly the greenhouse back and to the hospital for grandad. The next morning they are surrounded by the press who want a story about the youngster who saved his grandads's life. Peter appears on breakfast tv and is given a free place on a test flight by a big airline, and grandad wonders what to build next.