Flying Solo

by Ralph Fletcher

On Sale: 11/10/2008

Flying Solo

by Ralph Fletcher

On Sale: 11/10/2008

Format:

California Young Reader Medal

About the Book

When the substitute for Mr. "Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can run the class by themselves. With a little ingenuity and some careful planning, they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died? Inventive and uniquely constructed, "Flying Solo" follows Mr. Fab's students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day.

Critical Praise

"Fletcher expertly balances a wide variety of emotions...thoughtful, absorbing novel...a story that will linger long after the book is closed." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

The rich and complex emotional lives within a classroom of unsupervised students boil toward eruption the day an exceptional teacher is absent....Fletcher creates a testament to effective teaching in his realistic portrait of Mr. Fabiano as both caring and intelligent. A novel that is funny, real, and often moving.
Kirkus Reviews —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547076522
  • ISBN 10: 0547076525
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 11/10/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)

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