The Boy At the Back of the Class

The Boy At the Back of the Class
Author : Onjali Q. Rauf
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2018-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9781510105027
ISBN 13 : 1510105026
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy At the Back of the Class Book 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

The Boy at the Back of the Class

The Boy at the Back of the Class
Author : Onjali Q. Raúf
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN 10 : 9781984850799
ISBN 13 : 1984850792
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy at the Back of the Class Book Description:

Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers 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 Mrs. Khan's classroom, but on the third Tuesday of the school year a new kid fills it: nine-year-old Ahmet, a Syrian refugee. The whole class is curious about this new boy--he doesn't seem to smile, and he doesn't talk much. But after learning that Ahmet fled a Very Real War and was separated from his family along the way, a determined group of his classmates bands together to concoct the Greatest Idea in the World--a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his loved ones. This accessible, kid-friendly story about the refugee crisis highlights the community-changing potential of standing as an ally and reminds readers that everyone deserves a place to call home. "This moving and timely debut novel tells an enlightening, empowering, and ultimately hopeful story about how compassion and a willingness to speak out can change the world." --School Library Journal, Starred Review Overall Winner of the 2019 UK Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the 2019 UK Blue Peter Book Award A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind
Author : Victoria Williamson
Publisher : Floris Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2019-09-12
ISBN 10 : 9781782506201
ISBN 13 : 1782506209
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind Book Description:

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind then he'd have friends, be able to keep out of trouble, live with his mum and not be sent to stay with his dad. Elin Watts just wants to be perfect. If she could be the best student and daughter possible, then maybe her dad would leave his new family and come back to Glasgow to live with Elin and her mum, happily ever after. When Jamie and Elin's families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral out of control, Jamie and Elin discover that they're actually more alike than they'd admit. Maybe there's no such thing as normal, or perfect. And perhaps, just like families, happy-ever-afters come in all shapes and sizes. Uplifting and moving, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind is an inspiring story of acceptance, blended families, and discovering that in the end, being yourself is more than enough.

Comprehension Ninja for Ages 9 10 Fiction Poetry

Comprehension Ninja for Ages 9 10  Fiction   Poetry
Author : Andrew Jennings
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2021-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781472991249
ISBN 13 : 1472991249
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehension Ninja for Ages 9 10 Fiction Poetry Book Description:

An exciting reading comprehension resource from Andrew Jennings (@VocabularyNinja), the creator of the hugely popular Write Like a Ninja, Vocabulary Ninja and Comprehension Ninja: Non-Fiction series. This resource contains 24 immersive and imaginative fiction and poetry texts from acclaimed writers including Michael Morpurgo, Edward Lear, Piers Torday, Grace Nichols and Onjali Q Raúf. Each text is accompanied by photocopiable activities to boost reading retrieval skills and ensure every pupil has what it takes to become a comprehension ninja! Ideal for KS2 SATs practice, the reading texts are high-quality, rich in vocabulary and perfectly matched to the National Curriculum. They cover a wide variety of genres including myths and legends, fantasy, contemporary stories, traditional tales and poetry. If you're searching for engaging resources to help pupils practise comprehension strategies and question types such as true or false, labelling, matching, highlighting, filling in the gap, sequencing and multiple choice, Comprehension Ninja for Ages 9-10: Fiction & Poetry is the book for you.

The Boy With No Boots

The Boy With No Boots
Author : Sheila Jeffries
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2015-01-29
ISBN 10 : 9781471137662
ISBN 13 : 147113766X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy With No Boots Book Description:

The bestselling heart-warming family saga from the much-loved author of A Cornish Orphan and Solomon's Tale Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to ovecome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ... Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life? A nostlagic family saga about love, loss and keeping family together, for fans of Sheila Newberry and Katie Flynn

The Calcutta Christian Observer

The Calcutta Christian Observer
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1832
ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433068287782
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Calcutta Christian Observer Book Description:

The Shock of the Same

The Shock of the Same
Author : Tom Grimwood
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 230
Release : 2021-06
ISBN 10 : 9781786614018
ISBN 13 : 1786614014
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shock of the Same Book Description:

This book is the first examination of the cliché as a philosophical concept. Challenging the idea that clichés are lazy or spurious opposites to genuine thinking, it instead locates them as a dynamic and contestable boundary between ‘thought’ and ‘non-thought’.

Contemporary European Playwrights

Contemporary European Playwrights
Author : Maria M. Delgado
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN 10 : 9781351620536
ISBN 13 : 1351620533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary European Playwrights Book Description:

Contemporary European Playwrights presents and discusses a range of key writers that have radically reshaped European theatre by finding new ways to express the changing nature of the continent’s society and culture, and whose work is still in dialogue with Europe today. Traversing borders and languages, this volume offers a fresh approach to analyzing plays in production by some of the most widely-performed European playwrights, assessing how their work has revealed new meanings and theatrical possibilities as they move across the continent, building an unprecedented picture of the contemporary European repertoire. With chapters by leading scholars and contributions by the writers themselves, the chapters bring playwrights together to examine their work as part of a network and genealogy of writing, examining how these plays embody and interrogate the nature of contemporary Europe. Written for students and scholars of European theatre and playwriting, this book will leave the reader with an understanding of the shifting relationships between the subsidized and commercial, the alternative and the mainstream stage, and political stakes of playmaking in European theatre since 1989.

Hood Boy

Hood Boy
Author : LeRoy Payton
Publisher : Anitbeet Productions, LLC
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2017-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9780996966689
ISBN 13 : 0996966684
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hood Boy Book Description:

At a very young age, Slim discovers an uncompromising, but self-sufficient lifestyle he feels he's essentially built for. Fast money in the dope game consumes him with its sense of freedom and control. As sweet as the game is to him, it comes with challenges that tests his commitment to what he claims to be. Slim's biggest and most challenging test comes when he's betrayed by the life he puts his heart into. It's a tragedy that causes him to question his commitment to who he claims to be. At a devastating point in his life when his love for his family conflicts with his love for the game, he struggles to remain faithful to a lifestyle which proves to be maliciously cold. One pivotal decision will reveal his character

The Boy at the Gate

The Boy at the Gate
Author : Danny Ellis
Publisher : Skyhorse
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2013-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781628722949
ISBN 13 : 1628722940
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy at the Gate Book Description:

Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing the powerful song that would launch his highly-praised album, 800 Voices ("A searing testament." —Irish Times), Danny's past crept back to haunt him. Confronted by forgotten memories of betrayal and abandonment, he was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind. Although unnerved by his experience, Danny begins an arduous journey that leads him back to the streets of Dublin, the tenement slums, and, ultimately, the malice and mischief of the Artane playground. What he discovers with each twist and turn of his odyssey will forever change his life. Elegantly written, this is a brutally honest, often harrowing, depiction of a young boy's struggle to survive orphanage life, and stands as an inspiring testament to the healing power of music and love.