Emiline: Knight in Training (Hardcover)
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Emiline is a charming, dyslexia-friendly children's story about learning to read, told in a traditional, watercolored style reminiscent of Beatrix Potter and Garth Williams.
Emiline is learning how to be a knight. There are many skills that knights need: sword fighting, unicorn riding, and PB&J eating! While Emiline is very good at these, she has a hard time reading. But when fixing a dangerous situation means Emiline must read some magic words, she discovers that with practice, curiosity, and help from her friends, she can improve at reading and save the day!
Emiline has been developed to be easier to read for children with dyslexia, including a dyslexia-friendly font and low-contrast art.
About the Author
Kimberli Johnson has always loved to create stories and draw. When she was young, she always had new stories to tell, but writing them was difficult because she has dyslexia. Through hard work and the support of teachers and family, she is here creating comics for young readers. Kimberli grew up and currently lives in what used to be the Wild West, with her cat, dog, and horse. She loves telling stories through art, drawing cute critters and magical folk.
“Emiline is a beautiful fairytale that will encourage children to discover their gifts, and find the strength it takes to overcome their personal challenges.”
— Katie O'Neill, Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society
“Emiline shows us how important it is to keep trying, no matter what, and that the more we try the more we can help those around us.”
— Hannah Lavender (Over the Garden Wall)
"A sweet story for budding comics and fantasy fans."
— Sara Varon (Robot Dreams)
“Find a quiet place to read and enter a watercolor world of spells, dragon eggs, and a challenge that must be faced alone."
— Jess Smart Smiley (Let’s Make Comics! An Activity Book to Create, Write, and Draw Your Own Cartoons)
"The story, which is about problem solving and perseverance, will engage even the most reluctant reader and quite possibly inspire them as well."
— J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, How to Spot a Sasquatch)
"A perfect book for all who have cardboard or plastic swords under our beds."
— Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl)