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A Student's Guide to The Brontë SistersEnslow Publishers is a publishing house which specialises in K-12 Nonfiction Library Books and defines its goal on their website with the following words:
Series Understanding Literature
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
The mission of Enslow Publishers, Inc., is to publish high-quality educational nonfiction books for children and young adults, who will access these materials in schools and public libraries. Our goals are that readers will be able to trust our products and that the books will satisfy their needs.We don't know about the other titles included in their Understanding Literature series but its latest addition, Naomi Pasachoff's A Student Guide to The Brontë Sisters, is quite well described by the above statement and the following one which collectively defines the framework of the series:
An introduction to literature and literary criticism for middle and high school students. A fresh, pleasing visual layout and clear explanations of literary techniques and styles are designed to make the great works of literature more accessible to readers. Also includes sidebars which feature definitions of common literary terms and explanations of related contentThe author Naomi Pasachoff is not a neophyte biographer. She teaches Reading and Writing Biography at Williams College and has a long experience in the field (1). She knows her craft and has made her homework reading the Brontës' works and several Brontë biographies(2). The result is a quite consistent Brontë Readers' Digest with the logical limitations of a volume of this sort but overall very satisfactory.