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Why I liked this book,
This review is from: Aquila (Mass Market Paperback)
I liked this book because: (1) It explains the Latin proverb "A man can fly if he wishes, if he rides on the back of an eagle." What on earth does that mean? (2) The boys were bottom of the class until they were motivated to learn Latin, maths, geography, history ... (3) The teachers were funny - the thumbscrew made me laugh. (4) It's a children's book, but the characters do develop. (5) The line that an eagle can be anything - even a teacher - gave pause for thought.