Passionate and witty. . . . Affirming. -- Booklist This witty, refreshing treatise from a celebrated author and seasoned teacher is a passionate defense of reading--just for the joy of it. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, Daniel Pennac reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves. Foreword and illustrations by Quentin Blake.