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We look at the remarkable Badjao people, whose seafaring life is in peril. The brilliant artwork is by award-winning Dave...

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Inspiring heroes
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Our new series about inspiring people, many of who are not widely known or have been forgotten. This issue we look at the work of Cambodian-born Phymean Noun. Thanks to Natalie Adams for her wonderfully inspiring...

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Agony aunt issue 9
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Our ever-popular page of problems and worries experienced by young people, expertly answered by professional counsellor Catherine Smart and superbly illustrated by Sian...

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Issue 8
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There was a bit of a lull before issue 8 appeared, but I hope the wait was worth it for readers. For me, as editor, the delay was frustrating, but the quality of illustration in this issue is among the best I’ve published in Stew – not least this superb cover by Josh J...

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Arts
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Ever wanted to watch a film at the cinema but been unable because you’re too young? We explain why age-related film certificates exist. Illustration by Heloise...

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History
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Did ordinary German civilians ignore the Holocaust taking place in front of their eyes? Illustration by Susanne...

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Inspirational people
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Our new series on people who’ve done extraordinary things, but are often overlooked or forgotten, begins with Nellie Bly. This young journalist pretended to be insane to get herself admitted to a notorious asylum in order to expose its mistreatment of patients. Illustration by Dan...

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Nov-Dec 2014
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Welcome to this issue of Stew, a great new magazine for children aged 8 to 12 who love to read write, draw and think. The cover illustration is by Amberin Huq www.amberinhuq.com Now read on…  To see the rest of this article, subscribe to Stew. For just £20 a year, you get six issues packed with fascinating features like this, plus puzzles, short stories and a whole lot...

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Short story
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As a bonus in this issue, we have a second piece of fiction – an unsettling story about taking on the champion swimmer. Story and illustration by Nik...

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Short story
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Stew’s regular short story specialist Nick Cross has written another creepy tale about a boy who regrets asking the shop-keeper for the free gift that’s fallen off the magazine. Illustration by Maia...

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