Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
May 03, 2005
Pages
206
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.5 X 8.1 inches | 0.37 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812970289
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About the Author

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies. One of his novels won a New American Writing Award; another was a New York Times notable mystery. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, the Toronto Star, Salon, and Slate, among others. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Nancy.

Nancy Goldstone has written and coauthored several books, including Four Queens. She lives with her husband and co-author Lawrence Goldstone in Westport, Connecticut.

Reviews

"This insightful book can be immensely helpful as we strive to resurrect literacy among children. With Deconstructing Penguins, kids and their parents can share in the enlightened adventure of active interpretation during reading. As a result, they will become more avid and able interpreters of their own life experiences."
-Mel Levine, M. D., author of A Mind at a Time

"Not just the single best book on leading a book discussion group, Deconstructing Penguins is also about how to dig a tunnel into the heart of a book. In my ideal world, every reading teacher would trash that boring classroom text and adopt this book as a curriculum bible."
-Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

"This wonderful, easy-to-read guide will be a tremendous resource for librarians, teachers, and parents who want to help kids experience the joys of children's literature."
-Sally G. Reed, executive director, Friends of Libraries U.S.A.