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Maria Cleary

Hi, I’m the series editor of Helbling Readers and Helbling Young Readers and I really believe in the power of books. Students who read develop all language areas and increase their motivation and self-esteem. I’m always stuck in a book, and when I’m not, I’m making up stories of my own.

Maria Cleary and one of her young readers, Henry Harris Hates Haitches.

Nora Nagy

Nora Nagy

I’m an English Language and Literature teacher and I also edit and write activities for readers. I’m also a PhD student in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, and my research area is social semiotic multimodality and language/literacy education, with a special focus on visual narratives in literacy and thinking development.

I believe that telling and reading stories shapes our personalities in the most magical way. Reading is a powerful educational tool: students can explore the world, master languages in all kinds of magical situations and have fun at the same time. Good readers make excellent speakers and writers. I always read a variety of books at the same time, and I love fiction and poetry just as much as I love reading about the visual arts. I believe in slow reading because this way I can enjoy my favourite books even more.

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