One Third Stories was founded by Alex Somervell and Jonny Pryn, two best friends who had two very different experiences of learning languages growing up.
Editor in chief.
Linguist in residence.
Jonny, however, hated languages. He received a quintessentially British language education at school: dense, grammar-heavy textbooks that sucked the joy out of the whole experience. He would ask his parents for help, but unfortunately they had had the same experience too.
One thing that Jonny did have a passion for, though, was stories. So he and Alex hatched a plan. They would combine Alex’s linguistic know-how with Jonny’s love of literature, and embark on a mission to make sure that kids everywhere have the chance to grow up bilingual. The plan? To put another language on every child’s bookshelf, and use the magic of storytelling to make kids fall in love with learning languages. One Third Stories was born!