Archie's Way

BY LEWIS AND DANIIL OWENS

illustrated by ANNA ROBERTSON DAVIS

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ARCHIE'S WAY

 

"There are many wonderful children's stories out there today and 'Archie's Way' is certainly one of them. Not only does it entertain and educate the reader, it also reminds us that kindness is one of children's most innate and noble traits, regardless of how they look or think. With all proceeds going to relevant charities, I cannot recommend this book highly enough."

Lady Suzi Digby OBE

 

“ ‘Archie’s Way’ is a delightful and poignant read, reminding us that not all children think the same way. Funny, moving and historical, with some entertaining references to West Ham! Highly recommended!”

Baroness Karren Brady.

 

“I really enjoyed ‘Archie’s Way’: it’s a lovely story about why emotions, history and the Tube matter. Most of all, it’s about how to be kind. I’d recommend it to any family, but especially to those whose lives are touched by autism.”

Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics, Queen Mary, University of London.

 

ARCHIE AND THE ICELANDIC MYSTERY

 

"Stories, the exercise of the imagination, engaging secrets and the mysteries of human experience – each of these is known to be a source of energy as well as enjoyment, nourishment as well as nurture. Archie, and all those who read about and identify with him, enter the mythic – and we are expanded through that entry. We are all like barometers, continually adjusting to the rise and fall of pressures around us – excitements, fears, anxieties and the overcoming of anxieties. This creative readjusting brings about a healing for adults and children alike and none of us are quite the same as we journey to the mysterious island of Viðey. There is something of Ursula LeGuin and Earthsea in this narrative and its effects are magical. We mature."

Graham Ward

Regius Professor of Divinity

Christ Church

Oxford University

 

"How wonderful that Lewis Owens wrote these 'Archie' books with his 9 year old son, Daniil: what a terrific way to encourage a child's communication, imagination, and confidence within the security of a father-son relationship."

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Director

Autism Research Centre

Cambridge University

 

"A remote Icelandic island, an important ancient site, mysterious runes, and Christian symbols help establish the setting for a dramatic encounter in which Archie and his dad seek to foil the evil capitalist Trumpslick from desecrating Icelandic traditions. This is a parable of our times that will instruct and entertain, while celebrating the friendship of parents and children. Children will enjoy it, and adults will enjoy reading over their shoulders."

George Pattison

1640 Professor of Divinity

University of Glasgow