Author(s): Tom Palmer
Master storyteller Tom Palmer returns with a deeply moving and beautifully told novel of friendship and belonging, inspired by the incredible true story of the Windermere Boys.
Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they've finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo - the closest thing to family he has left - will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?
CONKERS (Ages 7-12)
Interest Age: 7-12 | Reading Age: At level
The Conkers range offers a great step between Barrington Stoke's other dyslexia-friendly titles and more standard fiction. They are suitable for 7-10 year-olds with a longer word count of approx. 15,000 words. Conkers titles still use specially designed font, design-led layout, and are heavily illustrated, but they're printed on a more standard white paper. Featuring big name authors and illustrators, Conkers are fantastic books for reluctant readers and confident dyslexic readers.