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Dec 2, 2010
When the anthology arrived, the quality-rich front cover projected a superb, colourful picture that instantly drew the mind’s eye into its surreal and evocative depths. The size is a tiny bit bigger than A5 and sits comfortably in either a child or adult hand. The layout complements the whole beautifully and the contributors have pulled together and submitted a brilliant mix of tailor-made stories and poems. Comprising of work written by freelance writers, Shambelurkling and Other Stories is a great read (but especially for 8-12 years olds!) Royalties from book sales will be ring-fenced and donated to the National Autistic Society’s EarlyBird Plus Programme, which encourages parents and professionals, together, to think about ‘Why?’ people with an ASD may behave differently, and ‘How’ best to help them, at home and at school. To this end, and judging by many people’s positive feedback, the book is so far proving to be a phenomenal success. The freelance writers, who contributed, and... More > are listed in no particular order, are: Maureen Vincent-Northam Rosa Johnson T A Belshaw Myra King Marilyn Sylvester and Jay June Gundlack Ruchira Mandal Rebecca Emin Emma Kerry Ben Sherman Cynthia Schuerr Jonathan Pinnock Christine Lesley Nedahl Rachel Carter Sharon Birch Mandy K James Mark O’ Brien Marit Meredith Maria Fullerton. The front cover illustration is by: Paul Townend.< Less
Poems and stories from far and wide and they gel completely. The editor is a master and has made work of very different origins and expressions come together to bring enjoyment,excitement, happiness, fear and a little magic to each young reader, though it will delight every child from eight to eighty.
Just read the downloaded version - it is a fine and varied read. Marit Meredith has done an excellent job, as always, for this very deserving charity. This book could be a good little stocking filler with the festive season around the corner :)