A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories about Love

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Orchard Books, 1990 - Love - 104 pages
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A collection of eight short stories in which a variety of special characters experience the transfiguring power of love.

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Could there please be more stars? I am passionately in love with Cynthia Rylant's writing. To have these short stories means I start reading too fast and then stop astonishingly short; this is joy. Each story is elegant and comfortable. Each time I start a book or poem of hers, I know my heart might be a little sore by the end from sheer expansion, but so well-tended to. I am so grateful to be a reader. 

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A great collection of short,romantic stories. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes.

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