Dog-Lexius: A Tail of Two Friends (July 2021)

A children’s adventure fantasy for 8-11 year olds. Sam, a nine-year-old with dyslexia, creates a dog on his computer who magically comes to life. Together they go on an adventure into Outer Space to a mysterious Goblin Planet filled with unruly Letters. It’s an adventure that changes Sam’s outlook and life. Illustrated with dyslexia-friendly fonts.

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DOG-LEXIUS: A TAIL OF TWO FRIENDS

By Susan Stewart
Illustrated by Nick Awde

198pp | paperback | £6.99 | Publication date July 28, 2021 | ISBN: 9781908755445

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Dog-Lexius… A Tail of Two Friends is a children’s adventure fantasy story mixed with a sense of realism surrounding the world of dyslexia. Whilst being fun for children, the book carries a message for parents whose child may be facing daily difficulties, especially during the school day regarding reading and writing. Illustrated and using dyslexia-friendly fonts, Dog-Lexius is written for 9-11 years but is open to a much wider readership. 

Dog-Lexius tells the story of Sam, a nine-year-old boy who loves playing computer games. Sam has a great imagination and would dearly love to own a dog. Sam has fallen behind greatly at school, with his teachers rather unsympathetic towards his struggles or his Mum’s self-diagnosis. 

One evening Sam falls asleep at his computer whilst creating a space hound to play with. Upon the stroke of midnight, the playful pooch magically comes to life, inviting him on a purposeful adventure into Outer Space and a mysterious Goblin Planet filled with unruly Letters. It’s adventure that will change Sam’s outlook and change his life.

About Susan Stewart:

After successful career in hairdressing, where she nurtured her people skills, Susan decided to nurture her passion for writing. “I wanted to write for children, I wanted to help them learn and smile whilst they engaged with the story.”

With Dog-Lexius, Susan’s aim is to help raise awareness of dyslexia, especially within schools, and to reach those who need help and understanding.

She says: “I have a wonderful dyslexic son who has spent years keeping me on my toes. It was he who gave me the insight to write Dog-Lexius, which is really the story of a young boy and his mum, struggling to be heard. 

“I believe the story will resonate with so many children and their families. I also believe it comforts and inspires children to see themselves in the stories they read.”

A note on Dyslexia

Dyslexia effects at least 10% of Britain’s population. It is estimated that at least one in ten people worldwide (700 million) struggle daily with this reading and writing disability and many of them struggle with multiple neurodiversity issues. 

CONTACT:
Susan Stewart is available for interview.
Press & orders inquiries: Nick Awde – nick@deserthearts.com / +44 (0)7961154590