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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy And Other Stories

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ISBN13: 9780060526498
ISBN10: 0060526491
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Everyone thinks Evan is sick . . . Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evans metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.

     Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left?

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Kafka's Metamorphosis meets Gregor the Overlander in this supernatural literary drama wherein Evan is slowly turning into a wuftoom, large wormlike creatures who can speak and have their own civilization underground. In fact, many creatures we would think of as insects have dark civilizations below, and as Evan discovers more of their struggles, wars, and desires, he realizes he must give up everything he once held dear.

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Newly reissued for holiday gift giving, this collection of charmingly weird tales is conjured up from the unique imagination of the acclaimed filmmaker. Full color.

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From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance — witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children — misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings — hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).

About the Author

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in theaters. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Amara_starleaf, November 4, 2007 (view all comments by Amara_starleaf)
Anyone who enjoys the twisted works of Tim Burton or Johnen Vasquez will enjoy this book of humorously dark poems. You will feel pity for each of the unfortunate characters as you laugh.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060526498
Subtitle:
and Other Stories
Author:
Burton, Tim
Author:
Thompson, Mary G.
Author:
by Tim Burton
Author:
Simon, Seymour
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Form - Limericks & Verse
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
October 22, 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
from 5 to 9

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"Synopsis" by ,
Kafka's Metamorphosis meets Gregor the Overlander in this supernatural literary drama wherein Evan is slowly turning into a wuftoom, large wormlike creatures who can speak and have their own civilization underground. In fact, many creatures we would think of as insects have dark civilizations below, and as Evan discovers more of their struggles, wars, and desires, he realizes he must give up everything he once held dear.
"Synopsis" by , Newly reissued for holiday gift giving, this collection of charmingly weird tales is conjured up from the unique imagination of the acclaimed filmmaker. Full color.

"Synopsis" by , From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance — witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children — misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings — hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).
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