Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Children's Book

Life Lessons From Notable People From All Walks of Life

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Children's Book
"What children's book changed the way you see the world?" Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped financiers, actors, singers, athletes, activists, artists, comic book creators, novelists, illustrators, teachers... Writers (Anna Quindlen, Sherman Alexie, Bobbie Ann Mason, Azar Nafisi, Angela Johnson, David McCullough, Ann Tyler, Dave Eggers,); inventors and scientists (Steve Wozniak, Andrew Weaver); politicians and activists (Donna E. Shalala, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.); artists (Wendell Minor, Pete Seeger); and the media (Lesley Stahl, Scott Simon) are just some of the people who share their stories. The lessons they recall are inspiring, instructive, and illuminating. And the books they remember resonate as influential reading choices for families. Everything I need to know I learned from a children's book, with its full color excerpts of beloved children's books, is a treasury and a guide: a collection of fascinating essays.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1596433957
Characteristics: vii, 233 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Silvey, Anita


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Jan 30, 2010
  • MaLoCle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sit down with this big book in your hands; flip open the cover, skip a few pages. You will find: On the left-hand side, an excerpt from a children's book. In a sidebar on the right-hand side, a summary of the book. On the right-hand side, the words of an influential person in society, explaining what this book meant to him/her. Browse through a few; you may rediscover a good book, find some ideas for future reading, or remember that one special book. At the right time, for the right child.


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