How to Read Literature Like a Professor

For Kids

By Thomas C. Foster
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780062200860, 168pp.)

Publication Date: May 2013

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Did you know the Grinch was on a quest? What does it mean when a hero takes a journey? Gets caught in the rain? Or eats green eggs and ham? And what are vampires really about?

One thing is certain--there's always more to a story than you think

In this funny and practical young readers' version of Thomas C. Foster's New York Times bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster offers a whole new perspective on reading, drawing from a wide range of classics and favorites to explore what stories mean to us and how we can understand them. Using all genres--novels, short stories, plays, poems, movies, and song lyrics--Foster gives kids the hidden tools for reading, making it fun and exciting




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 of Twenty-five Books That Shaped America and several books on twentieth-century British and Irish fiction and poetry. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.
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