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The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
  

The Rights of the Reader

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A welcome reissue of this wonderful and refreshing manifesto on reading which everyone, readers and non-readers alike will enjoy hugely. Pennac’s thesis is that readers should feel free to read anything, anytime, anywhere – so long as they are enjoying themselves. But, they must also have the right to skip, the right not to finish a book and, even, the right not to read if they don’t want to. It is a liberating look at what is so special about reading and what gets in the way of making it so for everyone.

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The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac

"The Rights of the Reader", which has sold over a million copies in France, grew from celebrated French writer Daniel Pennac's experiences of teaching in "challenging" schools. Central to the book is his belief that readers have rights: to read what, how, where and when they want, and - if they choose - the right NOT to read. This fresh, new translation combines the talents of award-winning translator Sarah Adams and renowned artist Quentin Blake, who illustrates and introduces the work.

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A refreshing and inspirational book that should never go out of print. * National Literacy Trust * A wonderfully economical and witty exploration of why we read and why we don't. -- Josh Lacey * The Guardian *


About the Author

Daniel Pennac is one of the most translated authors in France, with books including Dog and Eye of the Wolf appearing in more than thirty languages worldwide. Sarah Adams is an award-winning translator, winning the Marsh Award for Translation in 2005 for Eye of the Wolf.Quentin Blake is one of the best known children's author/illustrators, illustrating books by Roald Dahl, John Yeoman and Michael Rosen.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd October 2006

Author

Daniel Pennac

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Literacy
Educational: General studies / study skills general

ISBN

9781406300918

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