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Children's Fiction Short Stories

Some of the Kinder Planets

by (author) Tim Wynne-Jones

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2000
Category
Short Stories, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888994189
    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554984756
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $8.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Meet someone new… Harriet, who sees Mars and tastes pomengranates -- all in one day; Cluny, a girl who wants to publish a magazine for people with weird names; Ky, who lives in a geodesic dome deep in the country; Fletcher, the survivor of an almost fatal illness, who decides to paste the names of exotic places he would like to visit on his chest and stomach; Edward George, who made a discovery and became famous -- famous and forgotten -- on a hot day in 1867.

You'll get to know them all in Some of the Kinder Plants -- nine stories full of humor, surprise, fear and wonder, peopled by characters who are just like you, and yet very, very different.

About the author

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty-five books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. His short-story collections include Some of the Kinder Planets, Book of Changes and Lord of the Fries. He is also known for his Rex Zero series. Recently, he wrote the young-adult novels The Ruinous Sweep; Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews; and Blink & Caution, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Tim is also the recipient of the Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012, he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Tim Wynne-Jones' profile page

Awards

  • Long-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award
  • Winner, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text
  • Winner, Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award

Editorial Reviews

Tim Wynne-Jones...has a good feel for young people...an outstanding collection of...contemporary fiction.

Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

Funny and full of pithy, corkscrew logic and unique, unforgettable characters.

Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

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