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

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.

Nora Nagy
Nóra Wünsch-Nagy

Nóra Wünsch-Nagy

I'm an assistant lecturer in English Linguistics with several years of experience in teaching English (primary, secondary and third levels both in the public and private sectors). I have a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics with a specialization in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. My research areas include multimodality, social semiotics, genre-based pedagogy, and language/literacy education. I have a special interest in using visual narratives and museum visits in literacy education.

I know 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 social 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.