The Boy At the Back of the Class

    • 4.6 • 92 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher Description

A World Book Day 2020 Author

WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2019
WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2019

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.

There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.

He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!

But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.

That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . .

With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2018
12 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Children's Group
SIZE
7.2
MB

Customer Reviews

gdh21 ,

Fabulous book for everyone

This is book is so moving, it made me cry. I learnt so much about refugees and the horrors they face just to live a simple life. I absolutely loved this book and know that anyone who picks up will love it too.
Expect some tears!
Giles Highfield - aged 9 and 1/2

Rather b unnamed XD ,

Amazing

This is a really inspirational book that I read and it touches all years! It makes you think and at first I thought the main character was a boy. I also know how to spell pomegranate now too!

cybdrctes ,

Boring

I was forced to read this over the summer by my school

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