OT short stories
ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Mon Dec 24 14:09:15 EST 2001
I second Joan Aiken.
Roald Dahl's shorts are always good for a (often grim) laugh, and are
well put together. You might even try his adult stories out on them
if they're a mature 12/13...
Phillipppa Pearce's stories are wonderful as well, like Tim
Wynne-Jones in the generally wonder-filled glow they contain, and
they were available in the UK in paperback a couple years ago.
DWJ's and Margaret Mahy's are oddly disjointed, I find: I like her
longer books better. DWJ's especially often feel like out-takes from
Does anyone else listen to "Selected Shorts" on US National Public
Radio? Really good actors reading short stories before a live
audience. Great show. A couple of the tapes are what I got my brother
>> I'll be teaching English to 12/13 year olds and am anxious to find
>> short stories - got Oddly Enough by Bruce Colville and Twelve
>> Things Before Breakfast by Jane Yolen - has anyone got any
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