Dyslexia Friendly version of 'Of Mice and Men'

6 April 2016
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Of Mice And Men, the powerful story of tragedy and beauty by John Steinbeck, critically acclaimed across the world and studied in UK schools at GCSE level, will now be available in an accessible format for all readers.

World rights in this new dyslexia-friendly format were acquired by Mairi Kidd, MD of Barrington Stoke with Penguin Random House and the Steinbeck Estate and agents. 

Barrington Stoke’s new edition, with a beautiful cover designed by David Wardell, will publish on 15th August 2016 in paperback (9781781125939).

Mairi Kidd, MD of Barrington Stoke says of the new acquisition: “We are delighted to work with Penguin Random House and the Steinbeck Estate and their agents in arranging to license this important text for publication in a format that will bring it within the reach of many more readers.’

About Of Mice And Men: Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they’ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn’t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss’s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him.

About John Steinbeck: John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in California. He dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer before achieving success as a writer. His 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Steinbeck served as a war correspondent during World War II, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. He died in New York City in 1968.

About Barrington Stoke: Award-winning publishers Barrington Stoke has almost 20 years’ experience of publishing super readable books accessible to young people with dyslexia or reading reluctance.


For further information please contact Nina Douglas on [email protected] or via @ninadouglas @barringtonstoke