"Joyful ode to reading...quirky, playful sketches to complement the author's engaging prose. Passionate and witty." — BOOKLIST
First published in 1992 and even more relevant now, Daniel Pennac's quirky ode to reading has sold more than a million copies in his native France. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, the author reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves. In a new translation with a foreword and illustrations by Quentin Blake, here is a guide to reading unlike any other: fresh,
sympathetic, and never didactic, it is a work of literature in its own right.
Pennac writes about reading in a way that makes you want to go forth and do so post haste, and his ten 'Rights of the Reader'...should be posted on classroom and bathroom...walls everywhere.
--The Horn Book (starred review)
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 11th November 2008
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.32