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The rights of the reader

Author: Daniel Pennac; Quentin Blake; Sarah Ardizzone
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015 ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First U.S. paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, Pennac reflects on the power of story and on how we learn to read--what helps us and what gets in the way. He reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, at any time, as long as we are enjoying ourselves.
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Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Pennac; Quentin Blake; Sarah Ardizzone
ISBN: 9780763677015 0763677019
OCLC Number: 884480198
Notes: Translation of: Comme un roman.
Previously translated into English under title: Better than life.
Description: 165 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Birth of the Alchemist --
Reading matters (the dogma) --
The Rights of the Reader --
The Right not to read --
The Right to skip --
The Right not to finish a book --
The Right to read it again --
The Right to read anything --
The Right to mistake a book for real life --
The Right to read anywhere --
The Right to dip in --
The Right to read out loud --
The Right to be quiet.
Other Titles: Comme un roman.
Responsibility: Daniel Pennac ; illustrations and foreword by Quentin Blake ; translated by Sarah Ardizzone.

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Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, Pennac reflects on the power of story and on how we learn to read--what helps us and what gets in the way. He reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, at any time, as long as we are enjoying ourselves.

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