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Kaxxa Rigal: Pjaneta aħjar

by : Clare Azzopardi, Dwayne Ellul, Claudia Gauci

44.30 31.00

ISBN: kaxxarigal3
Cover: box set
Age: 0-7, 6-10
Publication Date : 2018
By popular demand, the Merlin Publishers’ gift box, Kaxxa Rigal will be available throughout the Christmas season. The Kaxxa Rigal Pjaneta Aħjar is one of Merlin Publishers’ new book gift boxes. It ideal to make children aged 7 to 9 years old more aware of their physical and emotional surroundings. These fun books tackle topics such as how to take care of the planet, discovering the universe, appreciating culture and the importance of switching off our gadgets every now and then. These picture books help children grasp concepts easily and also allow for parents to raise and discuss sensitive themes. The box contains the following books: Mingu by Clare Azzopardi; Missjoni: Insalvaw il-Pjaneta Blu by Helena Harastová translated by Dwayne Ellul; Il-Qtates ta’ max-Xatt by Clare Azzopardi; Id-Dinosawri by Emmanuelle Ousset;  Magni taż-Żmien by Romont Willy translated by Claudia Gauci; Lupu Lupettu mitluf fl-istilel by Orianne Lallemand translated by Clare Azzopardi; Lupu Lupettu Jinvestiga l-Mużew by Orianne Lallemand translated by Clare Azzopardi. The original price for the box, €44.30, has been slashed down by 30% for the Christmas season at the special offer of €31. The Kaxxa Rigal is hand-packed and delivered to your doorstep. * Deadline for Christmas ordering is December 20. Any order received after that date will be delivered in the second week of January.
Clare Azzopardi  lives in a 400-year old house. She spends a lot of time reading and writing stories for children and adults, unless she’s teaching, that is. She is the Head of Department of Maltese at Junior College. Her books have won several awards and her work has been translated into other languages. clareazzopardi.com
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Dwayne Ellul was born in Senglea, where he lived for 26 years and will forever say he’s from even though he’s now moved elsewhere. He’s a librarian and Maltese teacher in a state school. For a number of years he had the pleasure of seeing the faces of adult students light up as he taught them to read and write in Maltese. He’s formed part of various editorial boards, led courses and been involved in research projects with the University of Malta. He is currently working on a thematic thesaurus and he hoards synonyms, not cash. He reads a lot of books that have no cover — being still at manuscript stage — with a red pen in hand, crossing out, marking and tweaking to eliminate as many typos as possible … although the occasional one does slip through, according to him. As a break from proofreading or translating into Maltese, he likes to spend time with his plants — as they can be relied on not to contradict him. He’s married and has a daughter.
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Claudia Gauci was about 11-years old when her father took a photo of her with her sisters coming down the steps of the Gozo ferry. Her sisters are laughing and smiling into the camera; she is looking down, nose stuck in a book. How did she not tumble down those stairs is a miracle. Many years later, a Sixth Form teacher encouraged her to start writing. She took his advice and still hasn’t stopped scribbling and writing verse. She placed second in the National Book Prize with her first collection of poetry Sekonda qabel tqum (Skarta, 2013).

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