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Stories with words and no pictures yet


The stories in this section are completed and in the next few months they will be part of live briefings for illustration and multimedia students.

They are of interest in their own right but we are looking forward to seeing different interpretations of them:

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The Day We Rode to the Seaside
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Author: ©Nicole Matthews

Nicole says: ?My friends and family all love to go out cycling, sometimes on tandem bikes like in this story. Lots of children go out on the back of their parents? bikes and so I think even young ones without a visual impairment could imagine what it would be like to ride along like Sara does in the story, on a tandem behind a sighted ?front rider?. The narrator of the poem is the only one not riding a bicycle with another person on board ? so she takes along her soft toy Lou to feel she?s not missing out.?

Age range 5-8 years


Rory and Stella Save the Earth
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- PDF Version - (68kb)

Author: ©Nicole Matthews  

Nicole says: ?I think what is missing from libraries and bookshops are fabulous adventure stories that include disabled children as part of the action. In this story Rory, who uses a wheelchair and alternative forms of communication, is the big brother who looks out for little Stella, and the two kids notice things and sort out stuff that have the adults baffled. I wanted to show through a fantasy story that communicating in an unusual way isn?t a ?problem? or a limitation but can be really useful: after all, lots of people find pictures easier to make sense of than words? including me! I?m really hoping someone will be able to draw the pictures to go with this story one day soon?.

Age range 5-8 years


My Sister the Ostrich
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- PDF Version - (70kb)

Author: ©Rebecca Cherriman

A story, inspired by listening to parents talking about their children and from the perspective of the sister of a child with Asperger?s Syndrome - it follows her adventures with an ostrich.

Age range 7-10 years


Millie?s Marvellous Magnificent Monster
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Authors: ©North West Disability Arts Forum working with young people from Sandfield Park School Liverpool and writer Jim Bennett

In this story the group have conveyed the idea of teamwork and overcoming the sort of barriers that wouldn?t exist in an ideal world.

Age range 5-8 years


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