The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

Author(s): Susan Elderkin; Ella Berthoud; Rohan Eason (Illustrator)

non fiction

In this manual for grown-ups who believe that the stories which shape children's lives should not be left to chance, two noted bibliotherapists recommend the perfect children's book or every hiccup and heartache. Illustrations. 6 7/16 x 9 7/16.


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For anyone who loves reading. It's the sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep. My advice would be to buy two -- RACHEL JOYCE, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on The Novel Cure An exuberant pageant of literary fiction and a celebration of the possibilities of the novel * Guardian on The Novel Cure * Brilliant ... A perfect gift * Vogue on The Novel Cure * A charming addition to any library. Time spent leafing through its pages is inspiring - even therapeutic * Economist on The Novel Cure *

Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin met as English Literature students at Cambridge University, where they began giving novels to each other whenever one of them seemed in need of a boost. Ella went on to study fine art and become a painter and art teacher. Susan became a novelist and journalist. In 2008 they set up a bibliotherapy service through The School of Life in London, and since then have been prescribing books either virtually or in person to clients all over the world. With four children, two husbands, various cats, dogs, mice and tortoises (some of them imaginary) between them, they created their first book, The Novel Cure, together in 2013.

General Fields

  • : 9781782115274
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : November 2016
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Elderkin; Ella Berthoud; Rohan Eason (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : Main
  • : 352