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The Rights of the Reader

By Daniel Pennac
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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" has sold over a million copies in France.
  • "All that really needs to be said about it is that every parent, every junior school teacher and every teacher of English should read it" - The Children's Book Magazine.

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.

About the illustrator

Quentin Blake is one of the best known children's author/illustrators, illustrating books by Roald Dahl, John Yeoman and Michael Rosen.

ISBN: 9781406300918
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2007
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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