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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/02/2022

Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz

An inspiring book that reaffirms something many of us already know – the love of a dog can be a very powerful thing.

Readers of Talking to Alaska will come to understand the crucial role of assistance dogs in supporting people living with epilepsy. In Australia seizure alert dogs like Alaska are assistance dogs that have received additional training that enables them to alert the owner of an approaching seizure. You can read some real life stories about assistance dogs helping people in Australia on the Assistance Dogs Australia website.

About the author:

Anna Woltz is an internationally bestselling children’s author based in the Netherlands. She has written 24 books for young readers, which have been translated into twenty-one languages and won numerous prizes. Talking to Alaska won one of the most prestigious literary prizes for Dutch children’s books, the Zilveren Griffel.

In this video, Anna Woltz talks about writing Talking to Alaska.

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