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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Dover Thrift Classics

From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 17:37:56 EST

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Nancy's message below reminds me of a resource many people haven't heard of.
Dover Thrift Classics is a fairly recent line from Dover Press that includes over
300 books that range in price from $1.00-$2.50 (no kidding). When I was teaching
high school and attempting to introduce my students to virtues of active reading
(a.k.a. meaningfully marking up your books), this series made it possible for the
vast majority of my kids to get to the local bookstore, hand the clerk a buck,
and actually receive change (I worked out a deal with the manager so that we got
a 25% discount on this already great price). Your local bookstore can get the
books for you if you want to take the route I did, but schools can also order
directly from Dover and get a 10% discount. I can't find a phone number on my
catalogue anywhere, but if you'd like to order a catalogue, their address is:

Dover Publications, Inc.
31 E. 2nd St.
Mineola, NY 11501-3582

Who doesn't love a bargain--especially on books?
- Cindy

Nankies@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 3/23/00 11:22:10 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> jhack@mail.phila.k12.pa.us writes:
> << Aside from creating another canon (which I am presently trying to
> construct) that deviates from our sponsored school district listings, what
> remedies work well in your teaching environments? >>
> Is there any time for actual reading in class? It seems to get them hooked
> into the text, plus the obvious fact that the need to have the book in class
> means they usually must buy/obtain their own copy. These books are classics
> because they are good reads, and somewhere they must be exposed to the actual
> text. BTW, there will always be cheaters. Nancy R. K.

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