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The Rights of the Reader

Written by Daniel Pennac

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Rights of the Reader Synopsis

Humane, humorous and deeply felt, this is a unique book about reading. 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.

The Rights of the Reader Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406300918
Publication date: 2nd October 2006
Author: Daniel Pennac
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Daniel Pennac

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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