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Product Description: “Passionate and witty. . . . Affirming.” — BooklistThis witty, refreshing treatise from a celebrated author and seasoned teacher is a passionate defense of reading—just for the joy of it. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, Daniel Pennac reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves...read more
By Sarah Ardizzone (trans), Quentin Blake (illustrator) and Daniel Pennac

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9780763677015 | Candlewick Pr, August 4, 2015, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: “Passionate and witty.

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Product Description: "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781843916161 | Hesperus Pr, August 24, 2011, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself .

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