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A Positive Message for Stutterers

The last thing twelve-year-old Olaf Olsen wants to do is embarrass his family in front of a throng of spectators on one of the biggest days of the year in Norway, Syttende Mai (also known as Children’s Day). Olaf has been chosen to give his school’s annual address following the children’s parade and, with a newfound confidence following a startling confession from his father, he manages to overcome his apprehensions as a stutterer to give the assembly his best words ever. This story explores Olaf’s relationships with friends, classmates and family as well as his attitude toward himself in the context of his speech impediment. Olaf’s way of dealing with challenges highlights important life skills for children such as optimism and perseverance.

Stuttering torments nearly 70 million people worldwide. In this children’s story, our hero overcomes the anxiety towards his speech impediment with a little help from his father and an understanding teacher. Follow Olaf as he gives the best speech ever on Children’s Day in Norway. The story teaches children about Norwegian customs and traditions on one of the biggest days of the year, Children’s Day (also known as Constitution Day). For ages 8 to 12.

The Best Words Ever is available in various formats on Amazon. An audio version is on Audible. Like the book on Facebook!

Other fiction books by Linda Tancs:
The Chronicles of Heather Derby (Blurb)
Fritz Miller, Child Detective (Blurb), a German language book