Hadara’s small Israeli village has one of everything: one grocer, one nurse, and one junk dealer. Hadara’s only distinction is that she’s the only child without a mother. She decides that it’s time to make a name for herself and escape her loneliness. Monsieur Maurice, the village shoemaker, sparks Hadara’s imagination by
telling her about Jews in his homeland who could fly. Hadara cajoles him into giving her flying lessons. But as her lessons go on, Hadara learns that she can’t escape from the loneliness of
not having a mother. Flying Lessons is a poignant coming-of-age story that explores the importance of dreams and reality, and the delicate balance between them.