The Rights of the Reader

by Daniel Pennac

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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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.

The Rights of the Reader Synopsis

"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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ISBN: 9781406300918
Publication date: 02/10/2006
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406300918
Publication date: 2nd October 2006
Author: Daniel Pennac
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
Categories: Literacy, Educational: General studies / study skills general,

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