A Rule is to Break

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Pub Date: 11/20/2012

Pages: 44

Publisher: Manic D Press, Inc.

Imprint: Manic D Press, Inc.

ISBN 13: 9781933149257

ISBN 10: 1933149256

Price: / $19.99 CAN$14.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

A Rule is to Break

By John Seven, Jana Christy

Price: $14.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

"A Rule Is To Break says: Go ahead and throw your best self a party! So glad it exists."—Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses

"After encountering the lively little anarchist in John and Jana's delightful A Rule is To Break, I will always remember the playful little devil with a mind of her own. A children's book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, self-determination, and peace and global justice."—Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey in Comics and Fugitive Days

Simply celebrating childhood: the joy, the wonder of discovery, the spontaneity, and strong emotions. . . . Wild Child is free to do as she pleases. A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy follows Wild Child as she learns about just being herself and how that translates into kid autonomy. It presents the ideas of challenging societal expectations and tradition and expressing yourself freely in kid-terms that are both funny and thought provoking—it even functions as a guidebook for adults to understand what it is to be a critically thinking, creative individual. Wild Child is the role model for disobedience that is sometimes civil.

John Seven and Jana Christy's previous collaboration The Ocean Story won Creative Child magazine's 2011 Creative Child Award Seal of Excellence and was shortlisted for the 2012 Green Earth Book Award.

About the Book

In a world with too many rules, Wild Child is free to be herself, doing and learning as she pleases

Author

Writer/journalist John Seven and illustrator Jana Christy live together in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Their most recent book together is a radical gardening children's picture book, Gorilla Gardener. Other creations in their Wee Rebel series include the bestselling children's book A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy which has been translated into six languages, and the punk rock counting book Happy Punks 123.