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I remember reading a story/stories in the 70's about a boy and girl who could fly using a backpack/pouch that had cords that they had to extend to their hands (this became a crucial item in the story as one of their cords got broken/cut and couldn't fly at a key point in the book).

There were some monsters that they were trying to get away from and I remember that they were following them (while in a car?). The author mentioned something about "racing the moon" and it comes back to me every time I drive a car on a moonlit night.

Sorry this is so vague but it was a very long time ago. I remember enjoying the story and would like to pass it on to my Daughter who is a voracious reader like myself. Thanks

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I think this might be The Giant Under the Snow by John Gordon

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  • That was it thank you so much!!!!! – user26338 Aug 13 '14 at 0:42
  • Glad that was it! – Mynamite Aug 14 '14 at 0:01

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