Deconstructing Penguins

Deconstructing Penguins

by Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Current Retail Price: $13.95
Used Price: $3.00 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

PLEASE NOTE: this is your last chance to buy these books. We will NOT be buying them again. Also, THESE BOOKS ARE NOT RETURNABLE, AND ARE SOLD AS-IS (flaws, highlighting, torn covers and all). Please remember that you can purchase as many of these as you like and have them all shipped for one low cost of $4.95.

“Books are like puzzles,” write Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. “The author’s ideas are hidden, and it is up to all of us to figure them out.” In this indispensable reading companion, the Goldstones–noted parent-child book club experts–encourage grownups and young readers alike to adopt an approach that will unlock the magic and power of reading.

With the Goldstones help, parents can inspire kids’ lifelong love of reading by teaching them how to unlock a book’s hidden meaning. Featuring fun and incisive discussions of numerous children’s classics, this dynamic guide highlights key elements–theme, setting, character, point of view, climax, and conflict–and paves the way for meaningful conversations between parents and children.

“Best of all,” the Goldstones note, “you don’t need an advanced degree in English literature or forty hours a week of free time to effectively discuss a book with your child. This isn’t Crime and Punishment, it’s Charlotte’s Web.”

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