Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 05 May 2022
ISBN: 9781788005029
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 160 pages

Writes of Passage: Words To Read Before You Turn 13


An inspiring, accessible and powerful collection of words that matter.

Published in a gorgeous hardback edition, with a stunning neon and foil-stamped cover, ribbon marker, and beautifully designed insides, Writes of Passage is the perfect gift for every occasion – birthdays, Christmas, school leaving celebrations, confirmations, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more.

An inspiring collection of over 100 pieces of writing – poems, prose, letters, speeches, song lyrics, quotations, and more – from Shakespeare to Stephen Hawking; Greta Thunberg to Galileo; Malala to Martin Luther King; and Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lord Tennyson – which are in turn powerful, funny, moving, wise, and thought-provoking, and expertly selected and with accessible, thoughtful commentary by Nicolette Jones, children’s book critic for The Sunday Times.

Stories Aloud

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“Nicolette Jones, children’s book critic for the Sunday Times, expertly selects more than 100 pieces of writing in a stunning collection certain to empower, inspire and entertain.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“[E]very word is to be cherished.”

Daily Mail

“Let’s just say, if I was given to turning the corners of a page over, the book would have taken a fair hammering.”

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