Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2006 - Young Adult Fiction - 272 pages
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A girl dresses in a bunny costume to earn her dad’s approval…. A boy bakes a cake and takes out his dad in the same afternoon…. These are just two of the offbeat and utterly captivating scenarios readers will find in this collection of stories inspired by narrative artwork. Nine charcoal drawings, each one hauntingly surreal, were the creative spur for eighteen different authors. Pairs of writers were sent the same image and asked to write a story to accompany it.  The results are fascinating: some of the couplings are strikingly similar; others couldn’t be more different, and all make terrific reading.  
 
 

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User Review  - cflorap - LibraryThing

Twice Told is a collection of 18 stories from popular YA authors, inspired by 9 original drawings by Scott Hunt. Some of the authors chose to use the drawings as illustrations of key scenes in their ... Read full review

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Really neat idea. Selected authors were shown a charcoal sketch and had to create the short story that arose from that picture. There are two stories for each sketch. Authors include Sarah Dessen ... Read full review

Contents

1 Photo
2 Daddys phone call
4 Ears
6 Daddys phone call
7 Anticipation
Unfolding the past
Denile
Momma
Tryin
Fade to Black
St James and Vine
Nowhere to run
25 years
Another night
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Scott A. Hunt is one of the few writers in the world to have gained access to the exceptional group of peacemakers interviewed in this book. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied government, specializing in political philosophy. He has written for a wide array of magazines and is currently teaching Buddhism at the University of California, Berkeley's continuing education program.

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