Some of the Kinder Planets: Stories

Some of the Kinder Planets: Stories

by Tim Wynne-Jones
     
 

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A collection of nine stories by the popular Canadian author, including "The Night of the Pomegranate", "Save the Moon for Kerdy Dickus", and "The Hope Bakery"

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A collection of nine stories by the popular Canadian author, including "The Night of the Pomegranate", "Save the Moon for Kerdy Dickus", and "The Hope Bakery"

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ordinary moments take on a fresh veneer in this finely tuned short-story collection. Harriet, the heroine of the first entry, begins to map out a place for herself in the world at the very moment that her solar system model, a project for school, falls apart. A young man whose car breaks down wanders into a futuristic house and thinks he's being held aboard a flying saucer. Ghosts, mysterious illnesses and siblings who get lost in the same spot at different times all figure here. These protagonists patiently observe their own comings and goings, recognizing the absurdity of the adult world as it infringes on their lives. Deceptive in their simple structures, Wynne-Jones's nine stories reward repeat reading. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7This collection of nine short stories offers offbeat vignettes of contemporary life as well as tales of ghosts, aliens, and historical figures. Clear writing combines with clever concepts and varied subject matter to make the book accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience. Male and female characters of all ages are convincing and well rounded, an especially impressive achievement given the brevity of the pieces. While not all of them are intended to be funny, Wynne-Jones has a light touch that serves him well whether his topic is serious or humorous. Also, a certain ambiguity is often present, and the stories offer tantalizing glimpses of complex worlds. This sophisticated presentation of both everyday experiences (such as a not-so-successful science project) and unusual situations (the aftermath of a train accident) creates a uniquely appealing whole.Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140380699
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
854,912
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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