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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Leila, Ruddi Allaya
by Nadine Kaadan
Age Range: 6-8
Included in the ‘Reading the Way’: Inclusive Books from Around the World Research and the ‘Reading the Way 2’ Project.
This book is not available in English. OIW commissioned an English Translation for the RtW projects.
The tale of a deaf princess, based loosely on the story of Rapunzel. Here the princess is not portrayed as an 'outsider'; she is an empowered protagonist who speaks her own language and it is the prince who struggles and must learn to adapt in order to communicate effectively with her.
Available from Box of Tales - http://www.nadinekaadan.com