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The Boy at the Back of the Class

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Told from a child’s perspective, balancing heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home.

The Boy at the Back of the Class | The Belgrade Theatre Coventry

There used to be an empty chair at the back of the 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!

After learning that he has fled his own war-torn country, Ahmet’s classmates have ‘The Greatest Idea in the World’ – a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his family. An unexpected and often hilarious adventure follows, all topped off with a terrific twist.

Told from a child’s perspective, balancing heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home.

‘A lovely, warm-hearted celebration of courage and friendship.’ - The Guardian

‘This is a beautiful, open-hearted debut that should help children be the best they can be and realise the power of kindness.’ - Book Trust

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2019

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019

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