Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Children's fiction - 96 pages
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Award-winning author, Kevin Crossley-Holland, presents a collection of stories where even the longest story is very short- none longer than two pages. A wonderful mix of the best short stories. Some are old, some are new, some are scary, some are funny, but all the stories in this book will make you think. There are stories about ghosts, supermarkets, animals, adventures, and more. Children will discover fun, quick reads in this enjoyable collection.
 

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This book, written by youngsters, mostly from fifth grade, is a kind of novel for little kids. This book may help your child's reading skills . If your child doesn't have an interest in reading,Enver francis, you can probably start using this book as a bedtime-story book. This way, you won't have to waste your time by cooking up a new story everyday. Gradually, your kid will begin to like the stories in this book, and maybe one day, he/she will try to explore the book by themselves. Overall, this book may catch your child's attention and attract him/her to read.
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This book, written by youngsters, mostly of fifth grade, is a kind of novel for little kids. This book may help your ward produce a certain liking of books. If your child doesn't have an interest in reading, you can probably start using this book as a bedtime-story book. This way, you won't have to waste your time by cooking up a new story everyday. Gradually, your kid will begin to like the stories in this book, and maybe one day, he/she will try to explore the book by themselves. Overall, this book may catch your child's attention and attract him/her to read. 

Contents

Ghosteses
9
o Brainless 12 In the Back Seat
12
Wrestling
14
The Song of the Syrup
16
Leopard Goat and
18
Dead and Alive
20
Golden Hand
22
Ouch
24
Slam and the Ghosts
32
Butterflies
34
Tit for
36
PoorVera
38
The Most Beautiful Sound
40
The Mirror
42
Mares Eggs
44
Room for One More
46

The Hook
26
A Mouthful to
28
Thats None of Your Business
30
A Bit of Commonsense
48
Three Questions
50
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About the author (1998)


Kevin Crossley-Holland is a poet, historical novelist for children, and authority on traditional tale who has presented many BBC radio programs and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. He is the President of the School Library Association, an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His Arthur trilogy was translated into 25 languages, and has sold well over one million copies worldwide.

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