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How to Read a Book (Hardback, Lift the flaps)

By Alexander, Kwame
Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

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Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end.

ISBN 9780062307811
Barcode 9780062307811
Published 16 August 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback, Lift the flaps
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ISBN-13 9780062307811
ISBN-10 0062307819
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 16 August 2019
International Publication Date 18 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Lift the flaps
Contains Lift the flaps
Author(s) By Alexander, Kwame
Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Books and reading
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 978039

Description of this Book

FIRST, FIND A TREE - A BLACK TUPELO OR DAWN REDWOOD WILL DO - AND PLANT YOURSELF. With these words, an adventure begins-an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. NOW SLEEP. DREAM. HOPE. (YOU'LL NEVER REACH) THE END.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading...delightful and appealing. -- ALA Booklist (starred review)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Crossover. Kwame writes for children of all ages. His other picture books include Undefeated, Animal Ark, and Out of Wonder. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of several awards, including the Coretta Scott King Author Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, three NAACP Image Award nominations, and the 2018 inaugural Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people through his writing workshop, the Write Thing. Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show Bookish. You can visit him at www.kwamealexander.com. Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at www.melissasweet.net.

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