Private and Confidential by Marion Ripley


Private and Confidential by Marion Ripley

When Laura gets her first letter from her new Australian pen friend, she's delighted. She writes Malcolm a long letter telling him all about herself, but she doesn't receive a reply. At last she gets a letter from Malcolm's sister telling her that Malcolm has gone into hospital for an eye operation - he is nearly completely blind. Laura decides to learn Braille so that she can send him a get-well-soon card and they are soon corresponding in Braille, making their letters private and confidential. Including an information spread about Braille and a Braille sample, this book shows children that having a disability should not be a barrier to friendship, and that communicating in a different way can be rewarding and fun.


A cleverly produced book with a strong and valuable message. Riveting Reads SLA

About the Author

Marion Ripley runs the Clear Vision project, which is a nation-wide postal lending library of children's picture books in Braille. Her two tactile books have been mass-produced in English and French. Colin Backhouse is a former professional rugby player and has been working in illustration for around 30 years. He lives in Leeds.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st September 2005



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