A Reader’s Bill of Rights

January 29, 2012

The above “Bill of Rights” is the work of one Daniel Pennac and is contained within his popular book, Better Than Life.

Its publisher, Stenhouse Publishers, describes it best:   “In Better than Life, Daniel Pennac shares the secrets that all book lovers treasure. Delving into his experiences as a parent, a writer and a teacher, he asks, how does the love of reading begin? How is it lost? And how can it be regained? This remarkable book explores simple ways to create a life-long devotion to reading.”

Sticking to the “Reader’s Bill of Rights”, note that there is an enchanting version of it produced in a stand-alone book illustrated, and with a forward by, Quentin Blake. Anyone recognize the look of Literary Love in that expression?!

Though first drawn to Daniel Pennac by his “Rights”, I was impressed by what I learned about his career and commitment to promoting Literacy for children. An article in the Independent newspaper entitled: Daniel Pennac: Head Teacher from the School of Joy will tell you more … click the link to read on and enjoy!

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5 Responses to “A Reader’s Bill of Rights”

  1. katkasia Says:

    Thanks for this – I imagine that Quentin Blakes illustrations are a great addition. They are so delightfully enthusiastic.

  2. Susan Says:

    Well put! “Delightfully enthusiastic” sums them up perfectly.

    For those scratching their heads trying to place this “enthusiastic” art work, Blake illustrated many of Roald Dahl’s books.

    Always appreciate your comments KatKasia!

  3. bibliopirate Says:

    We’ve got to stand up for our rights. I will skip pages when skipping is right.

  4. Susan Says:

    That’s the spirit!

  5. beesharaa Says:

    Reblogged this on safe haven.


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