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Daniel Pennac


Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac is one of the most translated authors in France, with books for both adults and children appearing in more than thirty languages. DOG, originally published in 1982, was his first children's book. "I'm not an expert when it comes to dogs," he says. "I'm just a friend. Perhaps I've got a bit of dog in me. I was born on the same day as my first dog. We grew up together." Daniel Pennac lives and teaches in Paris.

Daniel Pennac

Books by Daniel Pennac

Written by Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Translated by Sarah Ardizzone. - Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

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.

written by Daniel Pennac, illustrated by Max Grafe