Classics

Classics

Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them

Non-Fiction - Education
98 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2015
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Author Biography

Fiza Pathan is a teacher and an award winning author of eight books: S.O.S. Animals and Other Stories, Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories, CLASSICS: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them, So This Is Love-Collected Poems, NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom, CLASSICS: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them, The Flame Will Always Burn-Selected Poems, Amina: The Silent One and “Flesh of Flesh” (Short Story).
Fiza Pathan is the recipient of the following awards:
The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them and Classics: How we can encourage children to read them, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
In the 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Award Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them was a Winner in the Education category.
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award has been awarded to the following books:
Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them-2014 Winner in the Category of Education.
NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom-2014 Winner in the Category of Novella.
So This Is Love-Collected Poems-2014 Winner in the Category of Poetry.
In the 2015 The Next Generation Indie Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was named a Finalist in the Category of Education/Academic.
NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom was named a Finalist in the Category of Novella.
In the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them received Honourable Mention in the E-book Non-fiction category.
Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them (Category Education) and Classics: How we can encourage children to read them (Category Reference) has been accepted into nomination for the Global Ebook Awards 2015.
In the 2015 Holiday Book Festival:
S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories received Honourable Mention in the Wild Card category.
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was selected as a ‘Self Help / How to’ Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards.
In the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was honored with the Bronze Medal in the Non-fiction education category.
Nirmala: The Mud Blossom received Honorable Mention in the Fiction Realistic category.
Fiza regularly blogs on www.insaneowl.com and has her own website www.fizapathan.com. She shares reviews of books which she has read and enjoyed. You may follow her on Twitter @FizaPathan or join her on Goodreads.

Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Classics: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them is a non-fiction educational work written by Fiza Pathan. Pathan is an educator and author who attributes much of her career success to a broad base of classics reading, both as a child and an adult. She discusses the books that made the biggest impact on her personally and includes suggested reading lists for boys and girls. She argues that classics exercise the imagination and build a firm base for learning and living. Pathan bases much of her work as a teacher of English on the classics, but she shows how reading the classics can impact a child's performance in other academic disciplines. She shares with the reader her strategies for getting kids interested in classics, which include reading selected chapters aloud to her class, playing movies based on classic works, and having her students perform dramatic vignettes from their favorite stories.

Fiza Pathan's non-fiction educational work, Classics: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them, reveals the author's enthusiasm and love of her subject in every page. That enthusiasm is quite contagious, and I found myself seriously reconsidering a long-delayed intention to read more of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure tales. Pathan's writing style is conversational and ebullient, and her ideas seem solid and eminently workable both for kids and anyone else who might be finding a diet of social media, internet gossip, and television to be getting a bit tired and dull. She made me remember the intensity of my experience reading The Black Arrow in high school and listening to my English teacher discuss the historical and cultural background of the text. Classics: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them does what it sets out to do, and it will probably get a goodly percentage of its readers to consider diving into a classic novel themselves. It's highly recommended.