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The Wonder of Words – A Poetry Collection

Written by Sumal Ashfaq
Cover illustration by Emma Marjorie Roberts

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Public Libraries can purchase EBook edition at Overdrive

Words mean something different to everyone. In Sumal Ashfaq’s The Wonder of Words, readers are thrusted into a world of heartfelt literature and the small scenes we sometimes take for granted. The Wonder of Words captures the feelings of nature and the sky beyond our view, all with the help of words.

About the Author

Sumal Ashfaq is an eighth-grader located in Southern Ontario. She’s an aspiring writer and poet who loves exploring the vast world of storytelling. Sumal loves experimenting with different styles of literature and basking in the world of poetry. She also loves to capture her environment through drawings and paintings, filling out her many sketchbooks. When she’s not exercising her creative muscles, Sumal can be found fangirling over a new book or excessively saving recipes to her Pinterest boards. As for her taste in books, she will literally read anything from the classics to fantasy although currently, she’s reading many historical fictions. Sumal draws her inspiration from many authors such as Marissa Meyer, Alan Gratz, Abbie Emmons, and Kimberley Bradeley. She is forever grateful for the constant support from her family, friends, teachers, and twin sister. You can find Sumal on her Instagram page @thatlefthandedartist.

About the Illustrator

Emma Marjorie Roberts is a Canadian illustrator working out of Toronto. She is a 2021 graduate student from OCADU in Toronto. She is a digital artist, working on conceptual illustrations, comics, cartoons, doodles, scribbles, etc. She likes to create fun illustrations with a sense of humour. To view more of her work, visit her website

Winner of Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge

The Wonder of Words is one of the 2020-2021 Kids Write 4 Kids Winners. Kids Write 4 Kids is an annual writing contest for youth in grades 4-8. Since 2012, nineteen young writers have become published authors, instilling confidence in these individuals and serving as an inspiration for their peers. Inspire your kids to write by reading books written by their peers.

About Ripple Foundation

Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization that aims to empower the next generation of leaders by fostering creativity and cultivating a passion for reading and writing in youth across Canada. Kids Write 4 Kids is a writing contest for youth in grades 4-8, where the winning story becomes a published book. Proceeds from book sales on Amazon, Google Play, Apple Books, and Overdrive are donated to the winner’s charity of choice fostering a sense of philanthropy. » Learn More