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message 1: by Jan (new)

Jan Hurst-Nicholson (janhurst-nicholson) | 256 comments To celebrate Left Handers Day on 13th August I'm offering The Race FREE from 13-15 August.
The Race: An Inspiring Story for Left-Handers
The Race An Inspiring Story for Left-Handers by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

Vicky’s naturally cheerful nature is often put under strain by the frustrations she experiences through her left-handedness, but then she learns that being left-handed has its own advantages – and in a quite spectacular way.

Vicky’s Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering a cushion as a gift, but Vicky is left-handed and she struggles to learn how to sew. She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans?

The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers.

At the end of the book is advice on how to help left-handers; how to tell if a child is left-handed; the correct way for a left-hander to hold a pencil and to slant the paper; famous left-handers; percentage of the population who are left-handed; career choices for left-handers and cultural issues for left-handers.

Makes a lovely gift for a leftie, and the print version is useful in a school library.


message 2: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Fairchild (charfair) Hi,
This sounds like a great book for children! My husband, sister, father and father-in-law and 2 nieces are left handed! I am surrounded!

Many warm wishes for your book!
Charlotte Fairchild, Author of Murder on the Silver Comet Trail


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