The Unschooling Unmanual

I received a very nice e-mail from Jan Hunt asking me to pass along the following news about the upcoming book, The Unschooling Unmanual, which I'm really looking forward to reading.

Hi Joanne,
I love your blogs and would like to post some information about our new unschooling book on An Unschooling Life. I'll attach the press release - you can read an excerpt at http://www.naturalchild.org/unmanual/ . Let me know if this kind of post would be OK, and how to go about it.
Best wishes,


The Unschooling Unmanual to be Published by The Natural Child Project
SUNRIVER, OREGON - August 1, 2007 The Natural Child Project will publish a collection of stories and articles on unschooling this fall.

Through engaging personal stories, examples, and essays, the writers offer inspiration and encouragement for seasoned and prospective unschoolers alike.

The book will include an intriguing first-person story by Netherlands writer Nanda Van Gestel, whose four sons have unschooled in the US, Ireland, and The Netherlands. Also included are articles by Rue Kream, author of Parenting a Free Child; long-time unschooler and mother of four girls Mary Van Doren; and Jan Hunt, author of The Natural Child and A Gift for Baby. Ms. Hunt lives in Sunriver with her son Jason, who has unschooled from the beginning. Jason is the co-editor of the new book.

Unschooling - sometimes called natural learning or child-led learning, is a form of home education that trusts the child's natural curiosity, and respects each child's unique timetable for learning. As Nanda Van Gestel observes in the new book, "Unschooling is more than an education - it's life."

The Unschooling Unmanual can be pre-ordered at a discounted price of $12 through August at www.naturalchild.org/unmanual/. An excerpt from the book can be read at www.naturalchild.org/unmanual/our_family.html.

For additional information, write to Jan Hunt at jan@naturalchild.org or call 541-593-1547.


Mumhum said...

I just discovered your blog and love it! We are one year into parenting our 9-year-old daughter, adopted through the foster care system, and we are 5 weeks into homeschooling. Goodbye public school and good riddance!