The Boy At the Back of the Class (Paperback)
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The Boy At the Back of the Class (Paperback)

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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

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510105010
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 155 x 24 mm

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Who Is The New Kid?”

I loved this story so much. Not only has it got some very trying words for KS2 children to be looking up, like 'seclusion' but it has a very real look at todays attitude to people who are 'not like... More

Paperback edition
9 similar books recommended
20th July 2018
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“Fantastic”

This is a fantastic book for competent readers, it covers the topic of refugees from a child's point of view.
I bought it on recommendation and read it in one evening. My children are now fighting over it. Eye... More

Paperback edition
29th July 2018
Helpful? Upvote 2

“Important and Timely”

A new boy starts at the narrator's school, and he doesn't seem to smile or talk. Our main character decides to befriend him and find out more, and learns that Ahmet is a refugee, fleeing the war in Syria. It... More

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