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The Rights of the Reader

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The Rights of the Reader

Written by Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Translated by Sarah Ardizzone.
This witty, refreshing treatise from a celebrated author and seasoned teacher is a passionate defense of reading —-- just for the joy of it.
 
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.

The Rights of the Reader
Written by Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Translated by Sarah Ardizzone.

  • Publication Date: August 4, 2015
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763677019
  • ISBN-13: 9780763677015