The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers) by Jan Hurst-Nicholson


Vicky’s naturally cheerful nature is often put under strain by the frustrations she experiences through her left-handedness, but then she learns that being left-handed has its own advantages – and in a quite spectacular way.

Vicky’s Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering a cushion as a gift, but Vicky is left-handed and she struggles to learn how to sew. She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans?

The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers. MORE >



At the end of the book is advice on how to help left-handers; how to tell if a child is left-handed; the correct way for a left-hander to hold a pencil and to slant the paper; famous left-handers; percentage of the population who are left-handed; career choices for left-handers and cultural issues for left-handers.


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More books by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

But Can You Drink The Water? (Droll, witty, and utterly British)
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Mystery at Ocean Drive (teen action adventure)
The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs
With the Headmaster's Approval (every school deserves a hero - especially St Mary's ...)
Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the kidnapped mouse
I Made These Up (short stories for the fireside)
Bheki and the Magic Light