Reading Promise My Father and the Books We Shared

ISBN-10: 0446583782
ISBN-13: 9780446583787
Edition: N/A
Authors: Alice Ozma
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Description: When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.50
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 3/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college.Alice approaches her book as a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her.Books included in the Streak were:Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum,Harry Potterby J. K. Rowling,Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare's plays.

Alice Ozma was named forAlice in WonderlandandThe Wizard of Oz. She graduated from college and is finishing graduate school. She was accepted into the master's program for liberal arts at the University of Pennsylvania on the strength of her essay aboutReading with My Father - The Streak.

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