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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By Susan Stewart
Illustrated by Nick Awde

198pp | paperback | £6.99 | Publication date July 12, 2021 | ISBN: 9781908755445


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Dog-Lexius… A Tail of Two Friends tells the story of Sam, a nine-year-old boy who loves playing computer games. Although he has fallen behind greatly at school, where his dyslexia has not been recognised, he has a great imagination and loves playing on his computer.

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

Dog-Lexius is a children’s adventure fantasy 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. While it is written for 8-11 year olds, with illustrations and dyslexia-friendly fonts, it is open to a much wider readership.

About Susan Stewart:
After a successful career in hairdressing where she nurtured her people skills, Susan started to write for children. She created Dog-Lexius as a way of helping to raise awareness of dyslexia, especially within schools, and to reach those who need help and understanding.
Susan 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.
Press & orders inquiries: Nick Awde – / +44 (0)7961154590