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.
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.
Susan Stewart is available for interview.
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