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Words

Words is a story of a child who can’t read “because the words dance around and won’t stay still”. This tender and inspiring tale challenges the cultural assumption that every child can access written language. As many teachers, librarians, and parents know, a number of children have difficulty reading. With understanding and empathy, the teacher-librarian in Words encourages the child protagonist to learn how to read, and eventually to write her own stories.

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Words is a story of a child who can’t read “because the words dance around and won’t stay still”. This tender and inspiring tale challenges the cultural assumption that every child can access written language. As many teachers, librarians, and parents know, a number of children have difficulty reading. With understanding and empathy, the teacher-librarian in Words encourages the child protagonist to learn how to read, and eventually to write her own stories.

“Now, she found that when you make words dance they sing, they flow in currents of sound, they are water tumbling over rocks and great cliffs, they are air rushing through trees.”

In lyrical prose, rich in imagery, Words revels in the discovery of written language. Ruth Campbell’s luminous illustrations evoke a child’s view of the world, filled with sensory delight and wonder.

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Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis lives in Marlborough, England. Over the years he has lived and worked in India, Thailand, North Africa, and many European countries. Married to an American for thirty-five years he has also spent a lot of time in Canada and the United States. For the majority of his life he has worked in the field of education as an English language specialist. He is the author of five novels.

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