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Shelves: middle-grade , read , historical-fiction This book is perfect for year olds and is pretty educational about the Bosnia war in the 90s. I've read a LOT of Historical Fiction books aimed at this age category I kind of grew up on them , so I wasn't opposed to reading a book that was seriously too young for me. It was written very clearly and easily. With a heck of a lot of explanations. If they even mention a word that's remotely different like "sniper" they'll stop and explain it.
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Charges for international delivery destinations are available below. The school isn't that big, like everything in Waleup, so it doesn't take long to get there. Oh, and the main building is painted beige, if you were wondering.
Dylan rushes into the classroom. His class's work is tacked to the walls, along with a bunch of very old 'educational' posters that nobody has ever looked at. Thankfully his teacher hasn't arrived yet so that's an excellent result as far as Dylan is concerned.
The place is silent except for the beep-boop-bleep of electronic devices.
There's twenty kids in there and everyone is completely engrossed playing a game on a smart phone or tablet computer or gamepad, each of them with a big colour screen.
Dylan threads his way between the desks, finds his seat and pulls out his phone. It's not smart and must be at least fifteen years old, with a mono green screen the size of a postage stamp. It was his dad's back at the dawn of mobile phones and Dylan is well aware it's extremely daggy. Unfortunately, there's no money for him to get anything better. Or cooler. Worse, it only has one game, called 'snake', which is not very exciting.
You have to eat objects by running into them with the head of the snake, which doesn't even look like a snake, just a row of very sad pixels. Are you expecting a call from ? Of course.
The guy who sits behind Dylan. Kevin holds up a hand and receives a high five from the boy next to him, then grins, like he's the funniest guy on the planet. Kevin is short with dark hair and is shaped, truth be told, quite a bit like a planet. He actually looks like an orange balanced on a pair of toothpicks, the toothpicks being his spindly legs.
He's always showing off and trying to be funny, sometimes at other people's expense.
Dylan's mum always told him the best way to deal with bullies was to turn the other cheek and ignore them so that's what he does. Fingernails drag down the blackboard at the front of the classroom and create the nastiest, most unpleasant screeching noise in the history of classrooms. Instantly the kids clap their hands over their ears. Dylan looks to the front and sees Mr Hickenlooper, their teacher.
He's always trying to find ways to get his students' attention and this terrible sound seems to work the best. He's pretty cool and, as usual, wears a loud and funky shirt.
Today's version has crazy-looking palm trees and tropical flowers on it. He smiles and addresses the class, 'Okay, you know the drill. It's sombrero time. Mr Hickenlooper pulls a Mexican sombrero from a large desk drawer then walks down the centre aisle of the classroom, holding the hat in front of him. In they go.
Give 'em up, Mary. You too, Ringo. Quick sticks. The sombrero waits for no one. Dylan places his phone inside and feels no sadness at all. It's the worst mobile device ever. As usual Mr Hickenlooper's last stop is Kevin. He gazes down at the young boy. Hickenlooper stares at him with a raised eyebrow. That's it?
He places them in the sombrero. Mr Hickenlooper studies the Game Boy, surprised. Mr Hickenlooper watches him do it. He pulls out the tablet, drops it in the sombrero and circles back to the front of the class.
Okay, everyone, this morning we will start with a pop quiz. We're actually going to have a little fun today. We have a student teacher visiting from Melbourne.
So pay attention and be nice or—' He pushes his fingernails against the blackboard again. The kids instantly recoil. Mr Hickenlooper turns to a young, gangly, bespectacled university student in a shirt even funkier than his own. Sure, it might be beige but it has all kinds of dinosaurs on it. Make your way quietly, please. Jethro drops a ream of A4 paper on the table and looks at the kids seated on chairs in front of him. Dylan can't believe they actually get to do this kind of stuff at school.
It's very cool. Jethro rips open the ream of paper and passes a sheet to each kid. Make a plane however you like then I'll show you a few tricks.
They each make a plane, folding and bending and twisting the crisp white paper into all kinds of shapes and sizes. Dylan works on his plane with great attention. It has a simple, classic design. He squeezes the paper between his fingernails and makes sharp, precise folds. As he does it he remembers the first time he folded a paper plane when he was younger. It made him feel happy. Jethro watches the kids construct their planes.
Five metres? Ten metres? You're dreaming. The distance world record for a paper plane is That's a really long way. To even qualify for the Australian Junior Paper Plane Championships you'll need to hit at least twenty-five metres. Dylan realises Jethro wants to challenge them.
If you've finished, hold up your plane.
Dylan is impressed. Even though they all look different they also look kind of amazing, like the coolest fighter squadron ever. Jethro surveys the collection. On the count of three.
Some twist into the ceiling while others spiral to the floor. Some collide in midair, while others crash into the windows. But one paper plane flies straight and fast and true. It shoots towards the end of the hall like a rocket. It passes two other planes that bump wings and flutter to the ground then another that loops around and hits Mr Hickenlooper in the belly. Dylan watches his plane, stunned.
He can't believe how well it flies. There's just one problem. It's flying too well.
In three seconds it's going to hit the door at the end of the hall and its journey will come to a very abrupt end— The door swings open and the young headmistress, Miss Prudence, enters the hall.
Dylan's plane sweeps past her, slices through the doorway and flies onto the verandah. Dylan hesitates for a moment, not sure what to do next — then realises he has to know how far it will fly. He sprints after it, and all the other kids follow. Mr Hickenlooper and Jethro are right behind them. Dylan makes it out the door first and searches for his plane. Surely it has landed. It couldn't still be aloft.
It couldn't have flown twenty-five metres, could it? Yes, it could. The plane glides along the verandah, about two metres off the ground, easily passes the halfway mark and keeps on going. And going. It must have flown thirty metres already. Dylan runs as hard as he can, leading his classmates and teachers along the verandah. He tries to catch up, but the plane is too fast.
They sprint by a classroom to the left as Mr Gale, a science teacher, works at the chalkboard. He hears the heavy rumble of feet on the verandah and with a stunned expression turns to watch the plane, then the group of kids, then two teachers stream past the open doorway.
Dylan digs deep, runs as fast as he's ever run. He closes in on the paper plane a little, then a breath of wind pushes it to the right. It flies off the verandah and over the playground.