Thursday, July 25, 2013

"... since I can honestly say I also learned something, this book would be helpful to an audience of a wide age range." ~Jocelyn

 

Did you know the Grinch was on a quest? What does it mean when a hero takes a journey? Gets caught in the rain? Or eats green eggs and ham? And what are vampires really about?

One thing is certain—there's always more to a story than you think!

In this funny and practical young readers' version of Thomas C. Foster's New York Times bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster offers a whole new perspective on reading, drawing from a wide range of classics and favorites to explore what stories mean to us and how we can understand them. Using all genres—novels, short stories, plays, poems, movies, and song lyrics—Foster gives kids the hidden tools for reading, making it fun and exciting!

Browse inside the book HERE.

Jocelyn says:
"Thomas Foster refers to modern and classic literature while  giving examples of how recognizing symbolism adds a depth and richness to the enjoyment of 'most any story in his surprisingly interesting book How To Read Literature Like A Professor For Kids. He writes in a breezy, easy to grasp style that is perfect for both hardcore and more casual mid-grade readers, though since I can honestly say I also learned something, this book would be helpful to an audience of a wide age range.


This book can be enjoyed on more than one level, so it could be read multiple times and give the reader more each time. I'm going to send a copy to a gifted 3rd grader, but I am serious when I say most middle and high schoolers would learn something from it, too. 2 thumbs up!"

1 comment:

Tea norman said...

It seems like a really enjoyable and interesting book for children.