I Hate to Read! by Rita Marshall
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Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? This Benjamin Franklin Award winner will attract even the most resistant young readers.


About Rita Marshall

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Etienne Delessert was born in 1941 in Switzerland. For more than thirtyyears the self-taught artist has been translating his and the world's ideas,passions, fantasies, and nightmares into the visual language of books,magazine illustrations, posters, animated films, paintings, and sculptures.His imaginary creatures and landscapes juxtapose chaos and order,the familiar and the fantastic, the serious and the joyous, to clarify thisworld and create new and surprising universes. Delessert has illustratedmore than eighty books, including collaborations with avant-garde playwrightEugene Ionesco and renowned psychologist Jean Piaget. His internationallyacclaimed books have been translated into more than fifteenlanguages and have garnered numerous awards and distinctions, includingten gold medals from the American Society of Illustrators. He lives inConnecticut with his wife, designer Rita Marshall, and their son Adrien.
Published August 31, 1992 by Creative Editions. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although ``most of the time Victor Dickens was a really good kid,'' he manifests all the symptoms of the ``I Hate to Read Syndrome.'' One day, while Victor is pretending to read so that he can move on to his favorite activity--watching TV--an alligator pops out of the pages of the book and bids V...

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