Sunday, July 29, 2007

dangerous book for boys

A longish article figures that boys are doing better than first thought as far as becoming fine young men, and that books like the Dangerous Book for Boys are good help.

"The Dangerous Book, bound in an Edwardian red cover with marbled endpapers, has many of the timeless qualities of an ideal young man: curiosity, bravery and respectfulness; just enough rogue to leaven the stoic; an appetite for any challenge, from hunting small game to mastering the rules of grammar. It celebrates trial and error, vindicates the noble failure. Rudyard Kipling would have loved it."

I don't have kids so not much comment from me, but anything that counters all the bad news around boys and reading is a great thing.

Posted by Dave

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