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ISBN13: 9781932416350
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A collection of stories for wise young people and immature old people, written by favorites of all ages: Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy), John Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods), and many others. Each story features color illustrations by a different artist, including Barry Blitt, Marcel Dzama, and Lane Smith.

Lemony Snicket adds an introduction and a story of his own — at least, he starts one, and then it is up to the reader to finish. The story appears on the inside of the dust jacket; you add your own thrilling, joyful, or disgusting ending. The jacket then folds up into a fancy envelope, addressed to us. Our favorite ending will receive a fabulous prize of some sort.

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Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, A Book of Noisy Outlaws, Evil Marauders, and Some Other Things . . . features some of today's best authors spinning new tales ranging from the spooky to the strange. George Saunders tells the story of a father who takes caution to dangerous extremes in "Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband." In "ACES by Phone," a small boy finds a cell phone that lets him listen in on the thoughts of dogs, and in "Small Country," Nick Hornby introduces a country too small for a postal system but, unfortunately for one bookish boy, just big enough for a football team. Each story features full-color illustrations by artists including Barry Blitt, Lane Smith, David Heatley, and Marcel Dzama.

The collection includes previously unpublished children's stories from Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated), Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline), Kelly Link (Stranger Than Fiction), and Jon Scieskza (Stinky Cheese Man). The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest involving a story written partly by Lemony Snicket, partly by thousands of children.

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Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, this title features some of today's best authors spinning new tales ranging from the spooky to the strange. The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest. Consumable.

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catmc, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by catmc)
The introduction is worth the price of the book alone! Lemony Snicket parodies all those dreadful good-for-you books that my son reads in school. Hysterical!
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Deanna, October 3, 2006 (view all comments by Deanna)
I was on a long drive listening to KPFA in Berkeley. Someone was reading an engaging story about a country that was so small they could barely field their own "international" soccer team. It was a story by Nick Hornby, excellently told, and included in Noisy Outlaws, etc. . . . . I can't wait to get the book, see the illustrations, and continue with the collection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932416350
Editor:
Thompson, Ted
Editor:
Horowitz, Eli
Stories by:
Gaiman, Neil
Stories by:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Stories by:
Link, Kelly
Introduction by:
Snicket, Lemony
Introduction:
Lemony Snicket
Introduction:
Snicket, Lemony
Editor:
Eli Horowitz
Editor:
Thompson, Ted
Editor:
Ted Thompson
Editor:
Horowitz, Eli
Author:
Thompson, Ted
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Author:
McSweeney's, Editors Of
Introduction:
Snicket, Lemony
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 1, 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations, Maps, Charts
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 18 oz
Age Level:
08-UP

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Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, A Book of Noisy Outlaws, Evil Marauders, and Some Other Things . . . features some of today's best authors spinning new tales ranging from the spooky to the strange. George Saunders tells the story of a father who takes caution to dangerous extremes in "Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband." In "ACES by Phone," a small boy finds a cell phone that lets him listen in on the thoughts of dogs, and in "Small Country," Nick Hornby introduces a country too small for a postal system but, unfortunately for one bookish boy, just big enough for a football team. Each story features full-color illustrations by artists including Barry Blitt, Lane Smith, David Heatley, and Marcel Dzama.

The collection includes previously unpublished children's stories from Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated), Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline), Kelly Link (Stranger Than Fiction), and Jon Scieskza (Stinky Cheese Man). The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest involving a story written partly by Lemony Snicket, partly by thousands of children.

"Synopsis" by , Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, this title features some of today's best authors spinning new tales ranging from the spooky to the strange. The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest. Consumable.
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