Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures : Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman

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Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by belovedNew York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology. Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 139.7 x 193.04 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 006223630X
  • 9780062236302
  • 8,831

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"Teens with a yen for the fantastic would be hard pressed to find a better place to start."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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A griffin, a werewolf, a sunbird . . .These are just some of the fantastical creatures you'll encounter within these pages. From the cockatoucan, whose laugh rearranges an entire kingdom, to the roving shapeless Beast that lurks in a forest, herein is a collection of rare and magnificent species. Each one will thrill, delight, and quite possibly unnerve you. Selected by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, the sixteen stories in this menagerie will introduce you to a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anyplace but in the richness of the imagination.With stories from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, and many more, Unnatural Creatures will benefit the literacy nonprofit 826DC.

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