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The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
  

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

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I’ve listed The Novel Cure by the same authors in Like for Like reading, as it’s a most enjoyable reference book for any lover of reading. Now they’ve turned their attention to books “to keep kids happy, healthy and wise”. A good parental source for finding suitable books for children with the A-Z format throwing up such gems as pain, being a (see: boots, being too big for your) to ways to counter some modern-day problems like tattoo, wanting a – and yes there is a suitable book to present to the child desirous of a body inking or two. There are books for the bullied and the bully, you can find sensitive recommendations for dealing with death, the more mundane football and everyday problems like having to suffer boring relatives. The Story Cure is an indispensable parental standby – and it will also bring on some nostalgic and useful reading for them too. ~ Sue Baker

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Synopsis

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

From tantrums to tummy aches to teenage mood swings, there are times when a book is the best medicine of all. The Story Cure is a manual for grown-ups who believe that the stories which shape children's lives should not be left to chance. In these pages bibliotherapists Ella and Susan recommend the perfect children's book - from picture books to YA novels via the golden world of chapter books - for every hiccup and heartache. Whether the young child you know is being bullied, the toddler can't sleep, or the teenager has fallen in love for the first time - or just doesn't know what to read next - the right story will help them feel themselves again. Packed full of helpful lists of the best books to read when turning ten or going through a spy/horse/superhero phase, you'll find old favourites such as The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern classics by MT Anderson, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell Boyce. The Story Cure is the perfect companion for initiating young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures.

Reviews

'For anyone who loves reading. It's the sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep. My advice would be to buy two' -- RACHEL JOYCE, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on The Novel Cure

'An exuberant pageant of literary fiction and a celebration of the possibilities of the novel' Guardian on The Novel Cure

'Brilliant ... A perfect gift' Vogue on The Novel Cure

'A charming addition to any library. Time spent leafing through its pages is inspiring - even therapeutic' Economist on The Novel Cure

About the Author

Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin met as English Literature students at Cambridge University, where they began giving novels to each other whenever one of them seemed in need of a boost. Ella went on to study fine art and become a painter and art teacher. Susan became a novelist and journalist. In 2008 they set up a bibliotherapy service through The School of Life in London, and since then have been prescribing books either virtually or in person to clients all over the world. With four children, two husbands, various cats, dogs, mice and tortoises (some of them imaginary) between them, they created their first book, The Novel Cure, together in 2013.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2016

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Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Children's / Teenage: general non-fiction

ISBN

9781782115274

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