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Portable childhoods

Author: Ellen Klages
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emerging from a unique and powerful voice, this innovative collection offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary, skirting the border between childhood and adulthood. Mysticism, heroism, cruelty, and compassion thread through these multifaceted tales-which range from the origins of the Manhattan Project to a culinary object-lesson, from 1950s corruption to a slight glitch in Creation.  Read more...
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Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Klages
ISBN: 1892391457 9781892391452
OCLC Number: 122990566
Description: 210 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Basement magic --
Intelligent design --
The Green glass sea --
Clip art --
Triangle --
The Feed bag --
Flying over water --
Möbius, stripped of a muse --
Time gypsy --
Be prepared --
Travel agency --
A Taste of summer --
Ringing up baby --
Guys day out --
Portable childhoods --
In the house of the seven librarians.
Responsibility: Ellen Klages ; [introduction by Neil Gaiman].

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Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its  Read more...

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"Ellen Klages believes books can be magic, and now she's delivered the proof: this spell-weaving collection of her short stories. There are so many smart, sweet, funny, troubling treats here about so Read more...

 
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