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B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

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Publisher Comments:

A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees

With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love.

From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

Synopsis:

Sammy Greenberg would rather talk back to The Boyz--a gang of bullies at his school--and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badly that he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head. He decides to build a golem--a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable name of God. But this monster doesn't just protect him and Skink from The Boyz, he is also a great drummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band! But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don't.

Synopsis:

This six-year-old has an uncle like no other! His uncle wears long white dresses and never smokes cigars. Gilbert?s uncle is none other than Emily Dickinson . . . Uncle Emily he calls her. And how he loves her. He knows that she writes poems about everything, even dead bees.

But it?s a poem about truth that, after a fracas in school, he remembers best. ?Tell all the Truth,? the poem begins. And, in finally admitting what went on that day, he learns something firsthand about her poetry, something about her, and a good deal about the importance of telling the truth, no matter how difficult it might be.

About the Author

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over 300 books, been given six honorary doctorates in literature, and won numerous awards.

Adam Stemple is an author and professional musician. He and Jane have co-authored several stories together.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525422389
Author:
Yolen, Jane
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Author:
Klages, Ellen
Author:
Carpenter, Nancy
Author:
Winter, Laurel
Author:
Cabot, Meg
Author:
Lanagan, Margo
Author:
Stine, R.L.
Author:
Book Wish Foundation
Author:
O'Donohoe, Nick
Author:
Hesse, Karen
Author:
Emshwiller, Carol
Author:
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Author:
Barzak, Christopher
Author:
Voigt, Cynthia
Author:
Snyder, Midori
Author:
Stemple, Adam
Author:
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
Author:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Author:
Marley, Louise
Author:
Martin, Ann M.
Author:
Adams, Steve
Author:
Powell, Nate
Author:
Youmans, Marly
Author:
Green, John
Author:
Wein, Elizabeth
Author:
Funke, Cornelia
Author:
Dalkey, Kara
Author:
Stork, Francisco
Author:
Burke, James
Author:
November, Sharyn
Author:
Walton, Jo
Author:
Soto, Gary
Author:
Roberson, Chris
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Small, David
Author:
Quintero, Sofia
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Author:
Burke, Jim
Author:
Bell, Clare
Author:
Giovanni, Nikki
Author:
Dorsey, Candas Jane
Author:
Nelson, Marilyn
Author:
Potter, Ellen
Author:
Various
Author:
Smith, Sherwood
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
Springer, Nancy
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Schoenherr, John
Author:
Farrow, Mia
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4

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Product details 328 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525422389 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Sammy Greenberg would rather talk back to The Boyz--a gang of bullies at his school--and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badly that he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head. He decides to build a golem--a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable name of God. But this monster doesn't just protect him and Skink from The Boyz, he is also a great drummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band! But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don't.

"Synopsis" by ,
This six-year-old has an uncle like no other! His uncle wears long white dresses and never smokes cigars. Gilbert?s uncle is none other than Emily Dickinson . . . Uncle Emily he calls her. And how he loves her. He knows that she writes poems about everything, even dead bees.

But it?s a poem about truth that, after a fracas in school, he remembers best. ?Tell all the Truth,? the poem begins. And, in finally admitting what went on that day, he learns something firsthand about her poetry, something about her, and a good deal about the importance of telling the truth, no matter how difficult it might be.

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