Kindle Price: $9.99

Save $8.01 (45%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Single copy
(Sent by Amazon)
Amazon emails the eBook to a recipient on your behalf.
Learn more

Multiple copies
(Send on your own)
You send redemption links to your recipients.
Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children by [Gopnik, Alison]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$9.99

Length: 317 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available

Texture: Read as many magazines as you want
200+ magazines | Unlimited reading anytime, anywhere, with one app. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Bracing and thoughtful . . . Educators looking to resist the current vogue for highly scripted, teacher-driven lesson modules will be delighted by Gopnik’s strong scientific case for letting children guide their own learning . . . Gopnik shines when she describes the intricate world of children’s play . . . She also has a subtle grasp of policy problems bedeviling young children and their families . . . Gopnik never veers from her faith in the warm human bond between caregiver and child that drives not only 'the pathos, but also the moral depth' of being a parent. This lovely book, and the life’s work that animates it, will only deepen that bond, helping our children to flourish.” ―Erika Christakis, The Washington Post

“Fascinating and passionate . . . A welcome corrective to the results-driven approach to parenting.” ―Bee Wilson, The Guardian

"Alison Gopnik's The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, a parent . . . Hers is a rare erudition: scholarly, yes, but accessible and rooted in her experience as a mother and grandmother . . . Gopnik's science-based assertion is a welcome corrective to the prevailing culture of coaching and tutoring children―often at great expense―to avoid failure.” ―Isabel Berwick, Financial Times

"[The Gardener and the Carpenter] calls into question the modern notion that good parents can mold their children into successful adults . . . Gopnik writes with an approachable style and straightforward language . . . One of the most profound observations comes when Gopnik struggles, as many parents and grandparents do, with children using smartphones and other screen-based technologies . . . Children are not supposed to become like their parents; they learn from them to create something new. Each generation is different from the ones before. And that, Gopnik suggests, is the whole point of being human." ―Courtney Humphries, The Boston Globe

"Deeply researched . . . [Gopnik's] approach focuses on helping children to find their own way . . . She describes a wide range of experiments showing that children learn less through 'conscious and deliberate teaching' than through watching, listening, and imitating.” ―Josie Glausiusz, Nature

“What a relief to find a book that takes a stand against the practice of “helicopter parenting” so prevalent today . . . [The Gardener and the Carpenter] not only dispels the myth of a single best model for good parenting but also backs up its proposals with real-life examples and research studies . . . This book will provide helpful inspiration for parents and may prompt some to rethink their strategies.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About the Author

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children's learning and development. She writes the Mind and Matter column for The Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Philosophical Baby and coauthor of The Scientist in the Crib. She has three sons and lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Alvy Ray Smith.

Product details

  • File Size: 675 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374229708
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 9, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2016
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01ARRWPUS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Physics
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
STEM Education
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Relationship Books
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

September 19, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
74 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 14, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
July 9, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
September 24, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
September 17, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 19, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children