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The Children's Hours: Stories of Childhood

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Featuring an international constellation of notable authors, this anthology explores and celebrates childhood with tales touching on abuse and rejection, loneliness and love, the joys of friendship and discovery, and the first confused inklings of adolescent love. Participants in the project include acclaimed and award-winning authors such as David Almond, Margaret Atwood, André Brink, Melvin Burgess, Junot Díaz, Nadine Gordimer, Eva Hoffman, Alberto Manguel, Meg Rosoff, Nicholas Shakespeare, Ali ...

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Overview

Featuring an international constellation of notable authors, this anthology explores and celebrates childhood with tales touching on abuse and rejection, loneliness and love, the joys of friendship and discovery, and the first confused inklings of adolescent love. Participants in the project include acclaimed and award-winning authors such as David Almond, Margaret Atwood, André Brink, Melvin Burgess, Junot Díaz, Nadine Gordimer, Eva Hoffman, Alberto Manguel, Meg Rosoff, Nicholas Shakespeare, Ali Smith and Richard Zimler. Some of the 26 stories are new, while others are difficult to find in print—yet each offers a moving, disturbing, surprising, or mysterious glimpse into the fragile and precious lives of children around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906413217
  • Publisher: Arcadia Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rasa Sekulovic is a translator and editor of contempary literature including works by Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood. He is a prominent activist who has long campaigned for an end to all forms of violence against children and for the global promotion of nonviolent communication. Richard Zimler is an accomplished novelist and poet whose works include Guardian of the Dawn, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, and The Search for Sana.

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