How To Read Literature Like A Professor: For Kids: For Kids by Thomas C. Foster

How To Read Literature Like A Professor: For Kids: For Kids

byThomas C. Foster

Paperback | April 23, 2013

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In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life.

From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

About The Author

Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he teaches contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry as well as creative writing and composition. He is the author ofTwenty-five Books That Shaped Americaand several books on twentieth-century British and Irish fiction and poetry. He lives in East Lansi...

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Title:How To Read Literature Like A Professor: For Kids: For KidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.35 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062200852

ISBN - 13:9780062200853

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