StoryMakers with Patricia Forde THE LIST
StoryMakers host Rocco Staino interviews Patricia Forde the author of THE LIST. Learn more about Patricia Forde and the words she cannot live without on this episode of StoryMakers!
Patricia wants to know what words you cannot live without. Be sure to leave a comment down below!
Here’s a list of Patricia’s Favorite Books mentioned in this episode!
-THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien
-THE DARK IS RISING by Susan Cooper
-HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling
-THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
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ABOUT THE BOOK
by: Patricia Forde
You are The Wordsmith now. Are you ready for the challenge?The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words.Everyone that is, except Letta.As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. Forbidden words like freedom, music, and even pineapple tell her about a world she’s never known.One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she is the new Wordsmith and must shorten List to fewer and fewer words. Then Letta meets a teenage boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned. Letta’s faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom or banishment.
ABOUT Patricia Forde
Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has published three Picture Books, lots of Easy Readers, and in May 2015 she published her first novel The Wordsmith with Little Island. She has also written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She has worked as a writer on both English and Irish language soap operas. In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of Galway Arts Festival. She lives with one husband, two teenagers,and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood.In her spare time, she collects vintage children’s books and reads them late at night.
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