The Remarkable Flight of Marnie McPhee
A Play for Children
Playwrights Canada Press, 2013
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Meet Marnie McPhee, daughter, sister, aspiring astronaut, and possible Martian.
Convinced she is not like the rest of her boring family, nine-year-old Marnie McPhee decides it’s time to leave Earth and take her place among the stars. But as she builds her spaceship, she realizes that maybe Earth isn’t so bad after all, even if it is filled with imperfect human families. The Remarkable Flight of Marnie McPhee is a charming story of the infinite reaches of the imagination and the pleasures of dreaming.
“A timely play that speaks to many people on many levels. While mostly intended for the primary grades, much older kids and adults alike can take something away if only they choose to hear…Marnie’s “flight” deserves to touch down in as many schools as possible.” – James Wegg Review