Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (Anglais) Broché – 23 avril 2013
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“Teens with a yen for the fantastic would be hard pressed to find a better place to start.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Présentation de l'éditeur
Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.
Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
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For those who don't find listing the titles AND authors in the table of contents to be too louche, here's the information the editor and publisher have declined to include. (The original publication dates are a bonus I decided to throw in.)
"Inksplot" by Gahan Wilson (1972)
"The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yu (2011)
"The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton (1885)
"Ozioma the Wicked" by Nnedi Okorafor (original to this anthology, 2013)
"Sunbird" by Neil Gaiman (2006)
"The Sage of Theare" by Diana Wynne Jones (1982)
"Gabriel-Ernest" by Saki (1909)
"The Cockatoucan; or, Great-Aunt Willoughby" by E. Nesbit (1900)
"Moveable Beast" by Maria Dhavana Headley (original to this anthology)
"The Flight of the Horse" by Larry Niven (1969)
"Prismatica" by Samuel R. Delany (1977)
"The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me" by Megan Kurashige (original to this anthology)
"The Compleat Werewolf" by Anthony Boucher (1942)
"The Smile on the Face" by Nalo Hopkinson (2004)
"Or All the Seas with Oysters" by Avram Davidson (1958)
"Come Lady Death" by Peter S. Beagle (1963)
What sets this selection apart from so many others is what it's not: It's NOT dark, gritty, "urban" nor a "paranormal romance". Not that there's anything wrong with those, but it's refreshing to read something not aimed at kids which gets outside those current "hot trends".
Now, I said "not aimed at kids' but certainly Middle-schoolers and even advanced grade school readers will enjoy this collection, and a parent could supply this without a qualm to such.
You have undoubtedly read a couple before, and that's fine as there are many other gems here which have not seen the light of day since first published (I love the Edith Nesbit selection!), others which are recent, and two that are new here.
Now, I did say the tales weren't dark & gritty. But come-on, Neil selected them, so yes, they are sometimes more than a little macabre & weird.
And what's cool is that your purchase will help nonprofit 826DC, which fosters student writing skills. Fell good by buying, feel better while reading!
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