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Deconstructing Penguins

(2005)
Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
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'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.'



Used availability for Lawrence Goldstone's Deconstructing Penguins

Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone
ISBN: 1-4176-7471-7 / 978-1-4176-7471-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone
ISBN: 0-8129-7028-4 / 978-0-8129-7028-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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