I recently stumbled upon this English translation of the 1992 French bestseller, Comme Un Roman, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. It’s a book about reading and the power of books by a celebrated author and former teacher, and much of it is about how parents and teachers screw up children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. As a former teacher myself, I understand the constant struggle between what we think should be read and what readers want to read.
One of my students loves this author, I really need to try him, and this would be a good choice. Thanks for the reminder!