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Book: My Autobiography

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Book: My Autobiography by John Agard
Hardcover $15.99
Oct 06, 2015 | ISBN 9780763672362

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Consider this a love letter to the physical object of the book, chronicled through time with humorous lyricism by Agard, a Guyanese British poet and author…Teachers, librarians, and young readers with an interest in the format of books over time will especially appreciate Book’s open account of bearing witness to change.

Book covers a lot of territory accurately and with verve…A pleasing visit.
—Kirkus Reviews

Intriguing and a fun read.
—School Library Journal

Agard’s history of books is better regarded as a long, freeform meditation, or perhaps even a prose poem…Packer’s witty, elegant illustrations make one wish for larger pages…
—Publishers Weekly

[Agard] conjures a vivid, intriguingly detailed picture of the way the book and its social and economic meaning have transformed over the millennia…This will have an easy place in library lessons, and it will also engage the youngsters who want nonfiction to read like a story.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Aptly chosen quotations and poetry enrich the text. The volume itself is an object of interest and pleasure, with clear and varied type, plenty of white space, and an attractive cover design.

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