Hands-On English: Reviews and Testimonials
"Hands-On English truly lives up to its name;
information is at one's fingertips. And the
information is readable, easy to grasp, and
complete. There has always been a need for this
book. How nice that there's now a book to fill the
" . . . just the discussion and listing of the
common morphemes make this book worth purchasing. .
. . This user-friendly volume is sure to become a
favorite resource on the English language."
"The book's use of simple line drawings, large
amounts of white space, and frequent bold headings
make an often-feared subject seem less intimidating.
. . . Hamilton answers just about any question a
student could have about grammar or writing, and she
does so in an easy-to-use format."
"Anyone who wants to get back to the basics of
English grammar, or to help a young student build a
solid foundation in English, should own a copy of
[Hands-On English and The Activity Book]
together provide a solid, foundational grammar
course for students grades 4 through about 9."
"Since we have been using Hands-On English,
my children look forward to English--and I am
comfortable explaining it to them."
"Hands-On English is a worthwhile addition to
any home library."
"Hands-On English is a thoroughly accessible
guide to grammar. With wit, visuals, and precision,
Fran Hamilton unravels the mysteries of syntax and
punctuation. But she doesn't stop there. She delves
into ways to expedite one's writing, as well as how
to use the correct form in letters, outlines,
footnotes, and bibliographies. This excellent
reference is for grades 4 and up."
"[Hands-On English] is particularly appealing
when one compares it to the many lame and carelessly
written 'how to' writing books currently on the
market. Even though it is apparently aimed at
students, Hands-On English is still an excellent
tool for business-people, engineers, or anyone else
who would like to write more effectively."
"Hands-On English definitely belongs in every
home library. It has been a quick reference for me
and a tremendous help in putting together the text
for my historical atlas."
"In Hands-On English Fran Hamilton gives
clarity and meaning to the rules of writing. She
masterfully simplifies complex rules and definitions
so that they become useful tools for writing instead
of barriers. The book can be used as a basis for
classroom teaching or as a reference for writers --
regardless of their level of experience. Each of my
grandchildren will have a copy of Hands-On
English to begin the fourth grade."
"Hands-On English is a caring and
common-sense approach to using our glorious mother