Das fliegende Klassenzimmer

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer

by Erich Kästner

Seit Jahren sind die Schüler des Internats Kirchberg und der benachbarten Realschule verfeindet.

Mit leiser Melancholie und warmem Humor erzählt Kästner von den Abenteuern der Internatsjungen und lässt uns ihre kleinen und großen Sorgen verstehen.

  • Language: German
  • Category: Childrens
  • Rating: 4.17
  • Pages: 176
  • Publish Date: 2006 by Dressler Verlag
  • Isbn10: 3791530151
  • Isbn13: 9783791530154

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Everyone on board is very nice to the kid, especially the Captain, and when they get to Hamburg he makes a point of taking Johnny down to the arrivals hall to be sure he finds his grandparents. The Captain, who's a kind and honorable man, adopts Johnny and arranges for him to attend the boarding school where most of the action takes place. The second episode takes place around the middle of the book. "I couldn't," says Matthias, "there were too many of them." "Well," says the teacher, "there's a sentence I'm going to ask all of you to write out five times." And he gives them the sentence, which in German is An allem Unfug, der passiert, sind nicht etwa nur die schuld, die ihn tun, sondern auch die, die ihn nicht verhindern; I would render this in English as "When bad things happen, it's not just the fault of the people who do them, but also the fault of the people who don't do anything to stop them." Then he tells them to get Uli down safely, and the whole class write out the sentence five times.

Within the framework of a boarding school (an all boy's boarding school, of course, but really, the scenarios and issues shown within the pages of Das fliegende Klassenzimmer are in my opinion part and parcel to many school-themed stories, both uni-gender and co-educational, and really childhood in general), Erich Kästner portrays the importance of friendship, loyalty, overcoming personal fears and phobias and that remembering and yes also embracing one's childhood and one's past are essential for becoming a responsible and yes a likeable and respect-worthy adult (not to mention that while one is supposed to fight to master childhood trauma and problems, one also needs to remember it, to accept it and that it will always be a part of one's psyche and life, and that therefore, Johnny Trotz being abandoned by his father as a toddler will never leave him as a memory, and since he is a writer, will probably also make its way into his texts, his printed words, that Martin Thaler will always due to his family's issues with unjust unemployment and resultant poverty have a permanent sense of social justice and attempt to fight against what he perceives as injustice, just as universally loved teacher Dr. Bökh aka Justus has remembered how he suffered as a student at boarding school because his teachers were not particularly pleasant and approachable and has as a teacher striven to make himself someone whom his students can trust and turn to with their problems, with their both small and not so small problems and sadnesses).

The title comes from the story within the story - the group of friends are preparing a play to be performed before the Christmas holidays, it is called ?, the idea of this play is that in the school of the future, learning will be experiential, you want to teach children about volcanos - well you'll pack them into a plane and fly to one, history - fly to the pyramids and so on.

The first time I read this book was about 20 years ago, and I have loved the book ever since. And the teens in DFK, although they may live tens of years ago, are characters that we can still relate to in this time and age.

I needed to read stories with more depth! As for the story itself, wouldn't your inner child rather read about rowdy kids preparing for their winter holiday? This is the kind of story you should want 12-year-olds to discuss. Score: 4.2/5 stars This is the kind of story that will make children want to dive into a book and not emerge until they've scoured its every nook and cranny.

Mal wieder hat sich gezeigt, dass Erich Kästner Kinder einfach verstanden hat und seine Bücher nicht umsonst zu Klassikern wurden.