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& quot; Only a reader as attuned to realism as Feinberg could have puzzled out so nuanced a defense of imagination in children& #39; s lives.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Laura Miller, New York Times Book Review< BR> < BR> & quot; Fresh and wonderfully readable, this quirky book is perfect for parents eager to cultivate their kids& #39; fantasy lives and foster a passion for literature.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Michelle Green, People magazine< BR> < BR> & quot; Feinberg& #39; s ideas should become part of our cultural dialogue on the needs of children.& quot; < BR> & #175; Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other< BR> < BR> & quot; With this book, Barbara Feinberg has created something quite extraordinary: a profound and penetrating critique that unfolds like a mystery. Pursuing her own sense that something is wrong in the schoolhouse, Welcome to Lizard Motel identifies a herd of dangerously sacred cows& mdash; and slaughters them, one by one.& quot; < BR> & #175; Noelle Oxenhandler, author of The Eros of Parenthood < BR> < BR> & quot; The implications of this small book are quite large. Parents will want to read it, as will writers, publishers and educators.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Welcome to Lizard Motel is one of the most surprising books about reading and writing to come along in years. Not only does this rich and wonderfully readable memoir explore the world of children and stories, it also asks us to look at how our children are growing up. Barbara Feinberg suggests that we have lost touch with the organic unfolding of childhood, with that mysterious time when making things up helps deepen a child's understanding of the world. This book will reacquaint readers with the special nature of children's imaginations and why they need to be protected and fostered.

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“Only a reader as attuned to realism as Feinberg could have puzzled out so nuanced a defense of imagination in childrens lives.” —Laura Miller, New York Times Book Review

“Fresh and wonderfully readable, this quirky book is perfect for parents eager to cultivate their kids fantasy lives and foster a passion for literature.” —Michelle Green, People magazine

“Feinbergs ideas should become part of our cultural dialogue on the needs of children.” ZMary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

“With this book, Barbara Feinberg has created something quite extraordinary: a profound and penetrating critique that unfolds like a mystery. Pursuing her own sense that something is wrong in the schoolhouse, Welcome to Lizard Motel identifies a herd of dangerously sacred cows—and slaughters them, one by one.” ZNoelle Oxenhandler, author of The Eros of Parenthood

“The implications of this small book are quite large. Parents will want to read it, as will writers, publishers and educators.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Barbara Feinberg is the originator of Story Shop, a creative arts program for children ages three through fourteen. She has won awards for her writing, including a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Feinberg lives with her husband and two children in Westchester County, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807071458
Author:
Feinberg, Barbara
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
memoir;education;children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5 x .63 in .5625 lb

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Product details 216 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807071458 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to Lizard Motel is one of the most surprising books about reading and writing to come along in years. Not only does this rich and wonderfully readable memoir explore the world of children and stories, it also asks us to look at how our children are growing up. Barbara Feinberg suggests that we have lost touch with the organic unfolding of childhood, with that mysterious time when making things up helps deepen a child's understanding of the world. This book will reacquaint readers with the special nature of children's imaginations and why they need to be protected and fostered.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Only a reader as attuned to realism as Feinberg could have puzzled out so nuanced a defense of imagination in childrens lives.” —Laura Miller, New York Times Book Review

“Fresh and wonderfully readable, this quirky book is perfect for parents eager to cultivate their kids fantasy lives and foster a passion for literature.” —Michelle Green, People magazine

“Feinbergs ideas should become part of our cultural dialogue on the needs of children.” ZMary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

“With this book, Barbara Feinberg has created something quite extraordinary: a profound and penetrating critique that unfolds like a mystery. Pursuing her own sense that something is wrong in the schoolhouse, Welcome to Lizard Motel identifies a herd of dangerously sacred cows—and slaughters them, one by one.” ZNoelle Oxenhandler, author of The Eros of Parenthood

“The implications of this small book are quite large. Parents will want to read it, as will writers, publishers and educators.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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