Literature Review: The Noisy Classroom

Līga Horgana is back with another literature review, this time Ieva Flamingo's Skaļā klase, translated into English as The Noisy Classroom by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, Sara Smith and Richard O’Brien.
Since September in Latvia has been a month of poetry for more than 50 years, this time I decided to write a review of a very nice, bright and vivid poetry book called The Noisy Classroom (Skaļā klase in Latvian) by well-known children’s author Ieva Flamingo (Samauska). The poems are illustrated by newcomer artist Vivianna Maria Staņslavska, and translation work for the English edition was done by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, Sara Smith and Richard O’Brien. The book was published by The Emma Press in 2017. 
The Noisy Classroom contains 40 poems that depict the lives of middle school students with different happy, joyful and funny moments as well as all duties and restrictions. It is a great reminder for adults that our school years were not always a happy and careless time as we sometimes t…

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