First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
'There are some powerful messages in this book which urgently need to be heeded … this is a useful book that needs to be read by a new generation of teachers. I hope it will continue to be influential.' - Dominic Wyse, Literacy & Learning
'As a teacher I found it most useful indeed … it is clear, concise and highlights the need for imaginative literature and good stories in the teaching of children to read.' - Books for Your Children