Short Stories For Older, and Not Quite So Old, Children [NOOK Book]

Overview

Tales about sticky confectionary, talking fish, restless gargoyles, mysterious magical eggs in the depths of space, a reasonable giant rat, worlds made with words and worlds drowned in rivers of chocolate… For teenagers and children. (Some suitable for adults as well.)

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Short Stories For Older, and Not Quite So Old, Children

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Overview

Tales about sticky confectionary, talking fish, restless gargoyles, mysterious magical eggs in the depths of space, a reasonable giant rat, worlds made with words and worlds drowned in rivers of chocolate… For teenagers and children. (Some suitable for adults as well.)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011127489
  • Publisher: Dodo Books
  • Publication date: 10/23/2010
  • Series: Short Stories , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 65,405
  • File size: 137 KB

Meet the Author

An illustrator for over thirty years, Dandi Palmer has been commissioned by the Radio Times, Prima, UNESCO, BBC Focus, and many more publications. dandi.me.uk has a selection of picture books as well as samples of other illustrations and portfolio of published work.The illustrator also writes science fiction, fiction, and supernatural/fantasy novels for adults under the name of Jane Palmer.
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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    Not recomended by Calif. Dad

    I'm not sure whom these stories are written for, but not me and my 6 year old son. They (the 3 of them that were randomly chosen) are not interesting, funny or insightful. I am deleting it.

    63 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    quick read; not the best writing

    not a science fi fan. Definitely not a book I want to read to my child or have my child read. Glad I previewed before deciding to read to child

    51 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Okay

    I'm 11and I hate it but my four year old brother loves it

    41 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    a great story

    I would rate this book 0 out of 5 stars

    34 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    poop on a stick

    this book wwas very interesting! i love reading short storiesthis is a good read for peiple who like werid stoeies

    27 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it

    I can say only: Enchanting and wonderful! And it's free- Fantastic.
    I will look for more of these exciting stories.

    21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Lacking...

    Each story had a great setup but failed to effectively close the tale.

    If you are looking for an entertaining book of short stories, Move Along!

    A couple of recomendations that trump this collection are the

    Weenie series by David Lubar
    and
    M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

    16 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    DONT BUY!!! :(

    Like a chapter out of a random book! No bigining No ending! Im luky it was free! PS im in 5th grade!

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Amazing!

    This book will bring you to tears make you smile and give you laughs!

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    good stories for kids

    They have many good stories that are apporpieate for children and are good for writing summarys.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Balderdash!

    This book was simply horrid. Utterly apalling. Most certainly! This was so racist! Wow. My mouth is agape. I advise you never to risk your innocence and purity at the hand of such vile profanity. Do not read this book if you value your mummy's kisses. My word! Why, I never! Never have I witnessed such hatred in the written word in all my nine years of public school as I have in this filthy little book. I am speechless, struck dumb by the sheer bias and stereotypical malarky contained inside these electronic pages. Because I am now unable to verbally communicate with my fellow man, I had to warn you my brothers and sisters with this absolutely ludicrous reveiw.
    Though, absurd it may be, my nonsequiterous tirade has a dollop of truth smeared into the fabric of its very being. Everything in the previous paragraph should be disregarded except for the fact that you won't buy this book without later chopping off your fingers with a dull, rusty butter knife. It is that bad. It is a piece of crap. You will laugh about how stupid it was.
    Why, you may ask, did I type a review for such a inconsequential steaming turd. Good question. I lied; it wasn't a good question. I was just bored and am currently waiting for a meteorite to pierce my roof and then my skull, ultimately killing me. I've died before. It is a fairly wild ride. I just like messing with people who are weird enough to read some freakishly long reviews written by complete idiots. Yes that means that I too, am an idiot. An idiot who can not dance.
    Did you see that long space between "can" and "not"? I bet you did. Or you wouldn't be reading this right now. Ha! Ha! Ha! I can't beleive you are still reading this or scanning or whatever you think you're doing, whatever the case may be. Stop reading this right now. It is for your own good! I am warning you.












    You just couldn't help yourself, could you? You just had to see what the genius would have slowly typed next. You wasted a few seconds of your life doing something that doesn't matter that you are never going to get back. Live every moment as if you would drop dead in the next ten seconds. See the world! It is a marvelous place with an astonishing array of mind-plowing things in it. Do not waste this precious thing called life. It isn't given to all. They have a different role, but they may supplant you if you do not fufill yours.





    What is your role? It is spreading the kingdom of Christ. The son of God and man. Jesus is everything. He is an extension of the Father: the Almighty God. He is the mediator between the divine and us. He bore the sin of the world for you. He did it for all who will live on this earth. He did it in exchange for his life. But he conquered the grave and rose from the dead.
    Who is this man to say he can take your sins? He is the son of God!

    7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Good book

    If you like funny UNrealistic stories you should get this book. I liked it and I am in fifth grade. Two of the stories you might not want to read to younger kids though. They are both about ghosts. All in all,YOU SHOULD GET THE BOOK!!!!!! :)

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    booknook

    great for kids when time to go to bed. i think everyone shiuld it this book!:)

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    NOT FOR CHILDREN!!!

    This book is not for children!! It has strange ghost stories and none of thetales make sense! Dont waste your time, this is weird and confusing! Its so hard to follow and the stories arent written or ended well! I would give it 0 stars if i could! HORRIBLE!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Neither recommend or not.

    It seems like some of the stories are not completed.

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Stop

    People stop putting bad stuff on here! Now! And be a christan! Find Jesus! JESUS LOVES U

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    ok

    ok book was too short

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Umm..........

    This is not really good for kids i dont recamend for kids

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Confusion

    This is how I feel when I read this book. Well written stories that go nowhere. It seems more like excerpts of potential stories. If you like short stories that go nowhere, this book is great.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Get this

    Its intresting buy it for kids

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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