Brace Mouth, False Teeth by Sita Brahmachari

Brace Mouth, False Teeth

Written by Sita Brahmachari

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   YA readers   
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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with. Abi is not looking forward to her work experience week at a care home, particularly when she's just had braces put on her teeth and feels even more self-conscious than usual. But as the week goes on Abi finds friends in the residents and before long she is helping them grow old disgracefully and to her surprise giving herself some confidence too. Sita is the bestselling author of the award winning novel, Artichoke Hearts.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+


Brace Mouth, False Teeth by Sita Brahmachari

Abi's week goes from bad to worse when she is fitted for braces and then sent to Magnolia Gardens Care Home for her school Work Experience placement. She is shy to begin with, but now she doesn't even seem to be in control of her own mouth, and the placement will mean talking to all sorts of strangers. But then Abi meets Alice, an old lady with a story to tell, and through Alice, Abi too finds her voice.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

About the Author

Sita Brahmachari

Sita Brahmachari was born in Derby in 1966 to an Indian doctor from Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Her many projects and writing commissions have been produced in theatres, universities, schools and community groups throughout Britain and America. Sita lives and works in North London with her husband and three children. Sita's debut novel, ARTICHOKE HEARTS, won the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize , was nominated for the Carnegie Medal no less than three times and selected for the Booked Up Scheme. She has published six books for children and the most recent, RED LEAVES, was endorsed by Amnesty International. Sita lives in London.

Photo credit Martin Levenson.

Click here to read an interview with Sita Brahmachari.

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88 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

13th August 2014




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