Erich Kästner

Martin’s school isn’t like most others. There are snowball fights, kidnappings, cakes, a parachute jump, a mysterious man named “No-Smoking” who lives in a train car, and a play about a flying classroom.

Martin and his friends are getting ready for the end-of-year celebrations. Uli is nervous, Sebastian is cynical, a sea captain saves Johnny, and Matthias is always hungry, especially after a meal. But along the way, there are surprises, sad things, trouble, and a secret that changes everything.

The Flying Classroom is a magical, exciting, and sad story about friendship, having fun, and being brave when you’re scared. (There’s also a calf named Eduard, but you’ll have to read the book to find out why.)