One boy with an unimaginable past.
Four friends who want to help.
One unforgettable adventure.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Born: September 2017. Published in July 2018 by Hachette Orion.
In a nutshell: There are no nuts or shells. Mainly because we didn’t want anyone with an allergy to not read the book.
OK, a synopsis then: A new, pale boy walks into a UK classroom one day. When the narrator finds out he is in fact a refugee boy who has escaped a Real-Life War, they want to help him find his family. Which is where the Queen comes in…(Or does she…?)
Listen to it: On Audible – a sample is available HERE.
Free teaching resources: Can be found right HERE.
The author: You can find out more about Onjali Q. Raúf HERE.
WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK
Below is a list of the major stores in the world where the book is currently available to purchase.
You can also find it in most school/local libraries, and lots of local independent book stores too (like The Rabbit Hole Bookshop and Tales On Moon Lane and Newham Bookshop – some of the author’s favourites!).
Wherever, however, and whenever you choose to read it, thank you for becoming one of our very own #BookWhisperers!
If you fancy Tweeting or Instagramming about the book, feel free to @OnjaliRauf with #BookWhisperer and #TheBoyattheBackoftheClass. We’ll keep a look out for you!
Published by Hachette Children’s Group
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Published by Gallimard Jeunesse
Published by Atrium Verlag AG Zürich
Published by La Nuova Frontiera Junior
Published by Tuti Books
Published by Lemniscaat 8
Published by Grupa Wydawnicza
Published by Booksmile