Flying Solo

Flying Solo

by Ralph Fletcher

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Overview

Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher

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.

Ralph Fletcher has written many well-received books for children. He lives with his family in Birmingham, Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547076522
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 73,821
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher is the author of many well-received books for children, including the novels Fig Pudding and Flying Solo, and the picture books Twilight Comes Twice, Grandpa Never Lies, and Circus Surprise. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. Visit him online at ralphfletcher.com.

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"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.
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Flying Solo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flying Solo is a great book! I am in fourth grade and read it in the begining of the year and loved it! I engourage you to read it yourseelf! Flying Solo taught the lesson of always being nice to others¿ If you like stories that have comedy, drama, and fill you with questions and crazy feelings you will love Flying Solo!
spacegirl92 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Probably the book from back in elementary school that had the most lasting affect on me. The plot was one of the most emotionally rich I recall reading during that time, and the characters were very believable and rememerable for me.
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I loved this book because this could happen in real life and it could happen at any time. So if your substitute teacher didnt show up what would you do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book iv read
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its a great book good for ages 10 and older proably.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a awesom book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books good but i rather talk to kids age 12-13
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This book made me laugh cry, and smile! I hope u like it as much as I did!
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