This was such a cute looking book. However, it says that it is geared toward ages 8-12 yet it talks about books like The Odyssey that are geared for kids in high school. This book although a great idea, didn't work completely. It really was all over the place with titles. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Iliad this book really needs to be reconfigured...maybe even split into different age groups. One geared for elementary / middle grade and one for high school.
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life.
From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.