'The Wordsmith' Jacket
Written by Patricia Forde
Speculative fiction with a powerful political premise for readers age 11+
On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted from apprentice to wordsmith, charged with collecting and archiving words in post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval Ark. When she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob the people of Ark of the power of speech, she realises that she has to save not only words, but the culture itself.
A beautiful and gripping dystopian story of how words make us who we are.
Experienced author – shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Award 2013 for her picturebooks
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