The Flying Classroom, Kästner, Erich

The Flying Classroom

Authors: Kästner, Erich
Publisher: Steerforth Press
BISAC/Subject: YAF001000, YAF009000, YAF054000
Grade: 5 - 12
ISBN: 9781782690733
Classification: Non-Fiction
Synopsis:

Martin's school is no ordinary school. There are snowball fights, kidnappings, cakes, a parachute jump, a mysterious man called 'No-Smoking' who lives in a railway carriage and a play about a flying classroom.


As the Christmas holidays draw near, Martin and his friends - nervous Uli, cynical Sebastian, Johnny, who was rescued by a sea captain, and Matthias, who is always hungry (particularly after a meal) - are preparing for the end of term festivities. But there are surprises, sadness and trouble on the way - and a secret that changes everything.  


The Flying Classroom is a magical, thrilling and bittersweet story about friendship, fun and being brave when you are at your most scared. (It also features a calf called Eduard, but you will have to read it to find out why).

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