Dog-Lexius: A Tail of Two Friends
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.
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. He’s fallen behind greatly at school, with his teachers rather unsympathetic towards his struggles or his Mum’s diagnosis for him.
Sam has a great imagination and would dearly love to have a pet dog. One evening he falls asleep at his computer whilst creating a virtual space hound to play with. On the stroke of midnight, Dog-Lexius magically comes to life and whisks Sam off on an adventure into Outer Space and to a mysterious Goblin Planet filled with unruly Letters. It’s an 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 focus on 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 affects at least 10 per cent of Britain’s population and it is estimated that 700 million people worldwide struggle daily with this reading and writing disability, with many of them struggling with multiple neurodiversity issues.
Susan Stewart is available for interview.
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