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ISBN13: 9780689841804
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This is by far one of my current favorites, put together by none other than Gary Paulsen. This book of short stories has it all — ten amazing, award-winning authors, and stories that run the gamut from sci-fi to humor and back again. Moreover, each story talks up a specific title (an equally impressive list), and makes an important statement on how books are powerful tools in the lives of us all.
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A Gary Paulsen book to benefit literacy programs. "Books saved my life," says Gary Paulsen. And to help save other lives, he has asked top writers to contribute a story to this collection, which will benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, the foremost literacy organization in the world. Ten stellar authors — M. T. Anderson, Joan Bauer, Marion Dane Bauer, Ellen Conford, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jennifer L. Holm, Kathleen Karr, A. LaFaye, Gregory Maguire, and Ellen Wittlinger — have contributed original stories, each of which includes a reference to a book. Science fiction, historical fiction, humor, fantasy — these stories display a wide range of genres and emotions, but together they celebrate the power of books. From a journal left on a mysterious deserted ship, to a book whose pages appear to be blank; from a story made up on the spot, to the Bible; the books in these stories are astonishing, intriguing, and memorable — and so are the stories themselves.

Review:

"Covering almost every genre of fiction, including mystery, SF, fantasy and realism, these well-crafted stories by familiar authors offer sharply drawn characterizations and intriguing premises." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] diverse, entertaining collection....There is a selection in this collection that will appeal to almost every reading taste." School Library Journal

Review:

"[C]hildren will find humor, pathos, magic, intrigue, and SF....The looseness of the theme results in a variety that offers something for most readers." Booklist

Review:

"Although aimed at middle readers, the stories might also appeal to older, reluctant readers." VOYA

Synopsis:

Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen has long been an ardent supporter of books, reading, and literacy programs. To further the cause of ProLiteracy Worldwide, he asked prominent authors to write an original story; the only restriction was that each story was to include mention of a book. The result is this collection, andlt;Iandgt;Shelf Life: Stories by the Book.andlt;/Iandgt; From Jennifer L. Holm's story of a girl on Mars trying desperately to return to Earth to Gregory Maguire's domestic intrigue; from Kathleen Karr's story of a thief in turn-of-the-century Chicago to M. T. Anderson's mysterious shipboard adventure; from A. LaFaye's tale of magical wonderment to Marion Dane Bauer's story of doing good, this volume provides a full range of reading for every taste. Other authors featured here are Joan Bauer, Ellen Conford, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Ellen Wittlinger. andlt;BRandgt; Sales of this book benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, an international network with more than 1,400 programs in the United States and 79 partner programs abroad, whose mission is to change lives through literacy.

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books, The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He has published fiction and nonfiction for adults as well as a number of picture books illustrated by his wife, the painter Ruth Wright Paulsen.

Gary was a self-confessed poor student and reluctant reader when he was in school. He credits the kindness of a public librarian with, literally, saving his life by taking an active interest in him and urging him to read and discuss the books she gave to him. He claims that every good thing in his life can be attributed to that one woman who opened his eyes and his world to books.

Several years ago, while he was doing research on a planned biography of Sally Hemmings, his studies led him to accounts of the life-threatening struggle that slaves faced in becoming literate. His novel Nightjohn was inspired by and written in honor of those men and women who risked life and limb to tea

Table of Contents

In your hat / Ellen Conford — Escape / Margaret Peterson Haddix — Follow the water / Jennifer L. Holm — Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 / A. LaFaye — Tea party ends in bloody massacre, film at 11 / Gregory Maguire — What's a fellow to do / Kathleen Karr — Wet hens / Ellen Wittlinger — The good deed / Marion Dane Bauer — Barcarole for paper and bones / M.T. Anderson — Clean sweep / Joan Bauer.

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poohtigger72, February 2, 2008 (view all comments by poohtigger72)
I am currently enrolled in a literacy program and Shelf Life is an assigned reading. This book is a compilation of both intriguing and magical short stories, most of which will leave you thinking "wait, what happens next?" I recommend this book to any adolescent or adult that wishes to escape from the stress of life's daily grind. Gary Paulsen is a talented and gifted author who can take you to an imaginative place full of serenity and wonder.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689841804
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Foreword by:
Wedgeworth, Robert
Foreword:
Wedgeworth, Robert
Author:
Jaramillo, Raquel
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
#801
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11.795 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 192 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9780689841804 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This is by far one of my current favorites, put together by none other than Gary Paulsen. This book of short stories has it all — ten amazing, award-winning authors, and stories that run the gamut from sci-fi to humor and back again. Moreover, each story talks up a specific title (an equally impressive list), and makes an important statement on how books are powerful tools in the lives of us all.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Covering almost every genre of fiction, including mystery, SF, fantasy and realism, these well-crafted stories by familiar authors offer sharply drawn characterizations and intriguing premises." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[A] diverse, entertaining collection....There is a selection in this collection that will appeal to almost every reading taste."
"Review" by , "[C]hildren will find humor, pathos, magic, intrigue, and SF....The looseness of the theme results in a variety that offers something for most readers."
"Review" by , "Although aimed at middle readers, the stories might also appeal to older, reluctant readers."
"Synopsis" by , Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen has long been an ardent supporter of books, reading, and literacy programs. To further the cause of ProLiteracy Worldwide, he asked prominent authors to write an original story; the only restriction was that each story was to include mention of a book. The result is this collection, andlt;Iandgt;Shelf Life: Stories by the Book.andlt;/Iandgt; From Jennifer L. Holm's story of a girl on Mars trying desperately to return to Earth to Gregory Maguire's domestic intrigue; from Kathleen Karr's story of a thief in turn-of-the-century Chicago to M. T. Anderson's mysterious shipboard adventure; from A. LaFaye's tale of magical wonderment to Marion Dane Bauer's story of doing good, this volume provides a full range of reading for every taste. Other authors featured here are Joan Bauer, Ellen Conford, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Ellen Wittlinger. andlt;BRandgt; Sales of this book benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, an international network with more than 1,400 programs in the United States and 79 partner programs abroad, whose mission is to change lives through literacy.
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