Sterling and the Canary by Andy Stanton
  

Sterling and the Canary

Written by Andy Stanton
Illustrated by Ross Collins

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   

RRP £6.99

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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage love affair. From the first moment he sees new girl Lizzie Harris, Sterling Thaxton knows he must go out with her. All the other girls in the school are crazy about him but can Sterling win over Lizzie? Things don’t go according to plan in love, maths or friendship but, when Sterling finds a talking canary it looks like all his problems will be solved.

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Synopsis

Sterling and the Canary by Andy Stanton

Hilarious comedy with canary sound effects from the top selling author of the Mr Gum books. Sterling Thaxton is in love. In love with Lizzie Harris - the beautiful new girl. Her hair is the colour of magic. Her nose is as sweet as music. Her arms are as slender as rainbows. Problem is, she's not interested. Luckily a small yellow canary turns up with some excellent advice!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Reviews

Andy Stanton, author of the wonderful Mr Gum series, has produced a little gem in Sterling And The Canary. Aimed at the pre-teen market, it is published by the excellent Barrington Stoke publishers and labelled 'dyslexia friendly so has all the line spacing and friendly print to assist struggling readers. But what is best - for any reader - it is that Sterling And The Canary is a highly readable and very funny tale. The basic premise is that Sterling Thaxton is in love, absolutely besotted, with Lizzie Harris, the beautiful new girl at school. His failed attempts to win her affections - there are comedy rain clouds over him whenever he gets his heart broken - anchor the plot but as usual with Stanton it is the witty language that will have kids laughing. At one point, Sterling 'flopped around the house like a bored pancake'. Sterling ends up enlisting the help of a talking canary to get the girl - setting up some wonderful scenes as he tries to woo Lizzie. It's all wrapped up in a clever and positive ending. First class stuff. - MARTIN CHILTON, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

About the Author

Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. He lives in North London.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Andy Stanton
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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

4th March 2014

ISBN

9781781122716

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