Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Stories

Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Stories

by Jane Yolen
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Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST I began this beautiful day by finishing Jane Yolen's TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST . . . and then had breakfast. I was going to discuss favorite stories from the collection, but found I couldn’t choose, all so good, even or especially the introduction and afterward, insights into the process of creating good writing. I’ll share a few lessons, if I can manage it without spoiling any endings. A hero needs courage and laughter, sometimes it’s better to rise up out of the ashes, singing, sometimes the hero can best serve by equipping others with good tools, love can conquer much I love the homage to well-loved tales, with Alice and Max and Wendy standing up for fairness, and the Bridge’s view of trolls and goats. I love knowing of Yolen’s Big File of ideas that need to germinate until they find their story. I’ve read that Bradbury had a drawer of outtakes for later use . . . a good lesson in not giving up on what Kristin Lems sings of as a “not yet” I recommend this book and its insights to readers young and old, older, oldest . . . age brings even more insights. ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the stories,but almost every page had typos. What happened to proof readers?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I recommend this! The stories are great. My favorite was 'The Bridges Complaint.'