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  • Facts About MS · READaTHON
    damaged the wires underneath can be seen and this can be dangerous MS affects people in different ways Some people have problems walking seeing things remembering things properly going to the toilet or feeling really tired a lot of the time Most people are not very badly affected by MS and some people you wouldn t even know had MS However some people can be affected badly and need lots of help to live their life to the full MS not only affects your body and mind it can also affect lots of daily activities Shopping working making dinner playing in the garden or going out with friends can sometimes be more difficult for people with MS When someone gets MS in a family it can sometimes changes things Maybe children need to help around the house more maybe the mammy will read a book with her children instead of playing outside or maybe the daddy will cook the dinner more because he doesn t work as much Every family finds different ways to manage MS There is no cure for MS Some medications can help and many people with MS use exercise a balanced diet and alternative therapies such

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  • Contact Us · READaTHON
    detail Would you like to receive the MS MS READaTHON Newsletter Yes No We would like to keep you up to date with the latest from MS READaTHON HQ We will never share your info with third parties Contact Us Need to contact a member of our team Please get in touch with us today Email read msreadathon ie Phone 01 678 1600 Fax 01 678 1601 Post MS Read

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  • I Can Be A Writer · READaTHON
    our MS Read a thoners could share their stories with everyone All entries were based on one of the themes below 1 World of Wonder 2 It Could Happen And now we have our winners to announce and some prizes to post THANK YOU to Trevis Gleason author MS Me Blogger who had the hard decision to make selecting four winners in this year s I Can Be A Writer

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  • Your Book Reviews · READaTHON
    has promised to help him on his tenacious quest Hassan lives in the servant s quarters of Baba s Amir s fathers estate The turning point in this historical fiction tale comes after the pervasive celebrations of Amir s victory in the kite running event Amir watched Hassan disappear through the sagacious on lookers Amir witnesses an act from three youths with a sadistic taste for violence that will change his life forever Assef Wali and Kamal pounce on Hassan purely because he is a Hazara After this the boy s relationship becomes increasingly degenerate After a series of devastating attacks on Kabul everyone apart from Rahim Khan Baba s friend is forced to move to more limpid surroundings Amir goes on to fall in love with a woman called Soraya in California With news coming to Amir from Rahim Khan about utterly devastating news from Kabul an enthralling and gripping end to this must read novel is in store I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I would whole heatedly recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in reading Recommended Age Group 12 years Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Reviewed by Niamh Dennehy Age 17 Ballymahon Book Review Emily Bronte s Wuthering Heights is captivating obsessive intricate and timeless It is a wild dark intense story of the almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff a gipsy boy her father found on the streets of Liverpool A tale where one act of kindness became the catalyst for two generations of vengeful destruction This book is a classic Personally I would recommend it to a mature audience as it deals with dark topics and the story is told in a rather complex manner that younger readers may not appreciate The characters in this novel particularly Catherine and Heathcliff are very hard to like Catherine is a jealous narcissist I am Heathcliff Our empathy for Heathcliff quickly turns to hate As he becomes a cruel vengeful fiend The victim becomes the devil in this ghoulish novel Emily Bronte writes with the use of beautifully descriptive poetic language in this masterpiece Though her two main characters are so selfish and cruel that they leave a destructive path even when they are not present It is for this reason that this is a novel you will never forget The emotions that we feed are what consumes and destroys us I feel this is an underlying message in this magnificent novel I highly recommend this novel I give it four stars 9 10 This is a book everyone should read Recommended Age Group 12 years Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup Reviewed by Jack Kenny Age 16 Ballymahon Book Review Solomon Northup a free man living in New York Solomon proclaims that he is no man s slave in the novel multiple times but all that changed on one dark day in New York He was just minding his own business in his hometown when he was dragged and kidnapped by

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  • Authors Reading Tips · READaTHON
    we are mad for reading but we re also absolutely head over heels about our favourite authors illustrators Click on the links below and read more about some of the best authors and illustrators from Ireland and further afield Find out about their favourite books and lots of helpful reading tips for young readers Alan Early Cecelia Ahern Claudia Carroll Judi Curtin Marisa Mackle Anna McPartlin JudyMay Murphy Martina Devlin

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  • Recommendation Lists · READaTHON
    a thon reading period is here and you can begin to devour as many books as we can We know you all feel the same way right A special THANK YOU to our good friends at Dubray Books for recommending so many brilliant books for you to read Just click on your age group to find some new favourites 5 8 years old 9 12 years old 12 years old

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  • Returning Sponsorship · READaTHON
    raised when filling out the class s submission form Why not print off a copy of their fundraising page for the teacher If your child is taking part from home you can send in their sponsorship and sponsor card in the freepost envelope provided to MS Read a thon MS Ireland 80 Northumberland Road FREEPOST Dublin 4 D04 T856 or against an online Fundraising Page you ve set up or

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  • Family Reading Tips · READaTHON
    with your child the more likely they will continue to read as they grow up Board books are the best way to start reading together and once they are old enough move on to picture books Read together every day Sounds obvious we know but recent studies have indicated that the bedtime story is on the decline in Irish households Reading together at bedtime is a unique opportunity to connect with your child and see the wonder in their eyes as you put on funny character voices act out the scenes or improvise some pages Let s face it this is fun for all the family Take on the MS Read a thon together Why not sign up your child for the MS Read a thon on the condition that you do it with them For every book your child reads to you you can offer to read a chapter of a book or if you read it together that counts for you both Keep a chart of progress to encourage more reading Storytelling on the go Dropping the kids to school Turn the car into a workshop and create a new story together This can be as easy as using the sights around you to piece together a new world or fantastical events You never know this could become the basis for a family series Love your local library Libraries have undeniably rid themselves of the out dated perception that they are dark dusty and dreary and we couldn t be happier Libraries are now some of the most interactive and interesting places to visit with your child and if you re not already we would encourage you to sign up to your local branch When they are old enough help them get their own library card and wait

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