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Living Paintings

Amazing Grace

Written by Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by Caroline Binch

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Grace loves to act out stories. When her school decides to do ‘Peter Pan’, Grace longs to play Peter, but classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn’t black. But her mum says she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. Grace’s books have sold a million and a half copies world wide! Read by Angela Wynter.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello. My name is Angela, and this is a story about a little girl who, although she enjoyed pretending to be other people, discovered that she too could do anything she wished.
On the front cover is the title 'Amazing Grace', written in large black letters. You can read it in Braille. The picture is of Grace, a pretty girl about 8 years old. She has brown skin and is looking at us and smiling a large, toothy grin (as her top two front teeth are missing!). Her hair is in two tight plaits, tied with blue and white ribbon. She's wearing a pink and white stripped blouse.
Turn the cover over to your first feely picture.
There are two pictures of Grace on this page and she is dressed in two different outfits.

What's inside

  • A girl wearing a yellow leotard and green skirt, green headband, arms out, one leg out as she dances.Green and yellow dots behind her in a starburst.
  • Two tactile pictures of Grace, as a pirate (with a parrot on her shoulder, sword, one leg and telescope) and Dick Whittington (wearing blue hat, red boots, carrying a stick with a bag on the end).
  • Tactile of Grace with arms folded, wearing a large head-dress of red, green, blue and yellow feathers
  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Grace as a Pirate and Dick Whittington
Grace as Hiawatha
Grace as Peter Pan

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