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The boy at the back of the class

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781510105010

Publication Date: 10 Jul 2018

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5)

AR: 5.4 MY

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A boy befriends a refugee who has started in his class at school and helps him settle into his new life in the UK.
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Summary

A boy befriends a refugee who has started in his class at school and helps him settle into his new life in the UK.

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. . .

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.

Book banded by Peters.

NOTE: Blue Peter Book Awards Winner 2019
NOTE : Branford Boase Shortlist 2019
NOTE: Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner 2019
NOTE: Carnegie Medal Longlist 2019
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2020

Awards
  • Winner - Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Younger fiction) 2019
  • Winner - Blue Peter Book Awards (Best story) 2019
  • Shortlisted - Branford Boase Award 2019
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JF
Subject
Children's novels
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Some B & W illus
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Pub. date
10 Jul 2018
Edition
Original
ISBN
9781510105010
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Paperback
Pages
297
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
258g
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B-list, BAME
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