|Dimensions||140 mm x 205 mm|
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This book shines out like a small diamondReview by Susan Parkinson ARCA, one of the founders of the Arts Dyslexia Trust (ADT), a former teacher at one of the first schools for d
Integrity is a rare jewel in our contemporary world. Surrounded as we are by false claims and misleading information, whether fuelled by commercial, political, and other powerful group pressures, or individual personal prejudice, it is often difficult to see who or where we are and to find a clear way forward through the noise of our daily lives.
Against that background this book shines out like a small diamond on the bed of a muddy pebble-strewn stream. Hopefully, it will light candles and point out a new path for many people, not only the dyslexics indicated in the title who will at once be fired by its vision. It covers an area that has suffered much misrepresentation - with controversy and ill-informed views getting, perhaps, too much publicity.
Emma's insight cuts through all the convoluted fluff and nonsense which the poor abused word 'dyslexia' has collected on its travels over the last few decades, and goes straight to the heart of the subject. She truly speaks her truth, describing directly from her own experience what it is like to be a person who 'sees' in a world where that ability goes unrecognised, undervalued, misunderstood; with only its defects being noticed and condemned.
She does not dwell on the pain and grief of early years of humiliation. On the contrary, she has defused those memories and she affirms with joy the discovery of her true self and her home in the natural world. Her vision is conveyed with simplicity, humour and enthusiasm. It is a vision that other people can follow with equal delight.Posted on: 16/01/2012)
Uplifting message of hope and joyReview by Susan Arrow, former special needs teacher
Emma's book is an uplifting message of hope and joy. This has great potential for success for all, whatever the level of his or her reading difficulties. It shows the freedom and power of living life fully in one's own individual way and leaves the reader with a feeling of inspiration, optimism and even: 'I can do it too!'.
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Emma Elliott has written for us a most wondrous and delightful bookReview by Thomas G. West, renowned writer on the subject of dyslexia, author of In the Mind's Eye and Thinking Like Einstein
With Back to the Sky, Emma Elliott has written for us a most wondrous and delightful book. Coming out of her own personal struggles, it is part comic whimsy, part fantasy, part common sense instruction and part Zen meditation. The book draws on a deep reservoir of talent and understanding. Dyslexics and non-dyslexics alike will gain new insight from Emma's learning to fly.
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