Books created by children with special needs at a school in East London

Teacher Paul Blum set out to create books that would engage his pupils sufficiently when he discovered that there was little available for children with special needs that were appropriate for their ages and interests.

He came up with some ideas and then the children took over, developing the stories and producing illustrations.

The result was six black-and-white illustrated books published in 2005 as

The EXtraordinary Files:

The Headless Ghost,

Sleepwalker,

Killer Robot, Atlanta,

Werewolf Eclipse and Alien Implants.

They feature secret service agents Robert Parker (the wimp) who fancies feisty and unimpressed Laura Turnbull and the delight of the stories is that they are quirky, at times very funny and the dialogue has real vivacity.

 





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