Squeak -- A quick trip to objectland (book)
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Difficult to follow to due its novelistic style.

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title: Squeak -- a quick trip to objectland
authors: Gene Korienek, Tom Wrensch, and Doug Dechow
publisher: Addison-Wesley
year: 2002
pages: 305

I don't really recommend this book. It is written in an experimental style between 2 fictional people. Each page is divided into 2 columns. What person A says is on the left. What person B says is on the right. This wastes a lot of space and makes the book harder to skim. Also, there are a lot of extra words due to it being a conversation. For example, on page 65, "Ah, Jim, that's just the sort of question I'd hoped you would ask."

I think the attempt to write in a new and more interesting style than a typical programming book was a worthy effort. However, I think it failed. I recommend you get a regular book, such as the Apress book on Squeak,
http://www.kidslike.info/squeak_learn_programming_with_robots_book_by_du...
unless you really enjoy this conversational style.

Also, despite the use of the word "objectland" in the title, this book does not particularly address etoys (squeakland) as far as I could tell. However, I did not spend much time with this book and I could have missed it.

I did not find the explanation of objects to be clear. If you want to learn about classes and objects, I'd recommend a book about Alice.
http://www.kidslike.info/learning_to_program_with_alice_book_by_wanda_da...

http://www.kidslike.info/alice_programming_language_educational


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Library of Congress topic
QA76.73Squeak

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