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Hidden and trick themes: Children's primers

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Co-author with Bruno Bettelheim of On Learning to Read.Author of the forthcoming publication, The Risks of Knowing: Children Who Won't Learn.

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Zelan, K. Hidden and trick themes: Children's primers. Prospects 16, 95–111 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02197976

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