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Milly, Molly speak Maltese

The four Milly, Molly books for children written by Gill Pittar and illustrated by Cris Morrell can now be read in Maltese after they were translated by Frans Attard and published in Malta by Uptrend Publishing. Milly, Molly stories in English, the original language, can also be found in the same book.

The stories centre around two girls who "may look different but they feel the same". The stories originated in New Zealand and are now published in 40 languages.

Each story, vividly illustrated, is an episode from the daily life of Milly and Molly and each focus on a different subject. The four books published in the Maltese/English version are about respect for nature, honesty, sharing feelings and thankfulness.

The books address difficult issues in a way in which children can easily and enjoyably relate. This allows teachers and parents to introduce discussion, thought and change in a manner that best suits their own philosophies and cultures, a spokesman for the publishers said.

Each book includes a parents' and teachers' guide to facilitate and stimulate discussions at school and at home.

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