It is difficult to overstate the potential significance of this little book to the education of young people. It represents a paradigm-shift in terms of beliefs and practices about what can be achieved in terms of quality of work by all students. Its alluring charm is its simplicity and self-evident authenticity; its warmth and generosity; its conviction and passion for student success. Having visited schools in the states that have modelled their practices on Ron Berger's approaches, I have seen levels of student engagement, achievement and self-esteem beyond anything I thought possible in mainstream schooling systems. Those involved in running our schools should take note; those who work in them, who really care about students, should devour this book.