Lost - The graphic short story, where you are the author. No words, just empathy.
There is room for you to decide exactly what is happening here as a winter's night in London reveals that it's not just a little dog who is lost... The heartfelt illustrations in this short story offer the readers imagination a tale of connection, loss, grief and compassion.
Sam Findlater's Lost will delight story-lovers of all ages.
Lost has been created for older readers to bring the benefits of Wordless books to a wider readership. Much research over the decades have evidenced the following benefits of wordless books:
- Boosts brain connectivity;
- Develops inference and comprehension;
- Enhances creative, critical and divergent thinking skills;
- Aids wellness: restful sleep, reduces anxiety, and as with all forms of reading it reduces the symptoms of depression;
- When used in groups, promotes vocabulary acquisition;
- Develops the skills of reading without the words, which means those for whom written texts are a barrier can still enjoy the very important benefits of reading on cognitive health and development.
Lost and other wordless books provide useful insights into "how stories are built" with clear 3-act narrative structure, foreshadowing, symbolism, light and dark, pace etc The reader is already immersed in the creative process because they have already created the story through connections they made from the images. This makes it an ideal resource for students to develop characters, add dialogue and describe settings etc..
Lost is an ideal resource for learners and schools to acquire and develop descriptive and narrative writing; scriptwriting skills and enhance reading and literature comprehension. It offers a revision tool for GCSE English students wanting to prepare for creative writing, narrative writing, descriptive writing question (which currently forms 25% of final grade in all Exam boards). Free companion guides for teaching with KS2 curriculum, KS3 English curriculum and GCSE students creative writing exam preparation are available from the author website. Details are at the back of book.