No this is not a Paperback it is a hardback. The cover has some water damage but the pages are in excellent shape. The flyleaf says: "Written for the thinking teaches who wants to take a look at what heis doing and what he might do to teach junior highs more effectively. Dedicated to teaching the basics using a case history approach. ways of overcoming the barriers between adults and young people that so often limit teaching. Written in an interesting, highly readable style, this book gives teachers of junior highs a new and distinctive approach to their teaching, plus practical how to suggestions that they can readily adapt to their own classes."