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The Boy at the Back of the Class
The Boy at the Back of the Class

The Boy at the Back of the Class

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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. . .

Suitable for readers from 7-9 years.

Author: Onjali Q. Rauf
Illustrator: Pippa Curnick

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

Notes for Mortals:
Paperback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782118268
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
Published: 12/07/2018

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