How to Read Literature Like a Professor
By Thomas C. Foster
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780062200860, 168pp.)
Publication Date: May 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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
Tom Foster is Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Flint, where he teaches classes in contemporary fiction, drama and poetry as well as creative writing and composition. He has written several books on twentieth-century British and Irish literature and poetry and lives in East Lansing, Michigan.