Purple Class and the Flying Spider

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Sean Taylor
Frances Lincoln
Oct 2006
A welcome return of the zealous and zany pupils that together constitute the chaos that is� Purple Class! The four stories in this latest volume see the class battle against the eponymous flying spider, see Leon manage to misplace thirty violins (much to the consternation of Mrs Powell), sees the loss of the class guinea-pig and the discovery of suspected munitions in the class�s new vegetable patch!

Worthy of particular mention is �Goodbye Joyce� where the escape of the class guinea-pig is sensitively and, in parts, hilariously juxtaposed with the decease of much loved dinnerlady Joyce. The story succeeds in embracing life � and freedom! � whilst at once grieving absence and loss.

Malapropisms and mishaps abound in these genuine, laugh-out-loud, short stories set in the modern multicultural classroom. Let�s hope another school outing is allowed for the irrepressible Purple Class!

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