Dreams and Visions
Let your imagination soar and take flight with these fourteen original tales of fantasy and science fiction for young readers. Joan Bauer gives us Chloe, a fantasy writer trying to tell a new story - but her characters won't cooperate. Suzanne Fisher Staples introduces us to the djinn in her magical tale set in Pakistan. Charles de Lint offers a romantic tale set during the Summer of Love in his mythical city of Newford. Patrice Kindl's mysterious Mrs Duck moves into the boring town of Refreshing Acres - and nothing is ever the same again. David Lubar thrills us with his story of Deborah, an aspiring magician. Jessie's encounter with a toad changes her life in an uplifting tale by Nancy Springer. Tamora Pierce's story takes us to the land of the Hartunjar, where woman are subservient to men - but not for long...All fourteen stories in this collection are original tales specifically commissioned for this collection, and each features an insightful introduction by the editors.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 132 x 195 x 19.05mm | 172.37g
- 02 May 2007
- United States
Praise for "Dreams and Visions" A "VOYA" Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror selection, 2005 "Contemporary milieus, historical venues, apocalyptic futures, the afterlife and fabled lands: "Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy," the new anthology edited by M. Jerry Weiss and Helen S. Weiss, covers an admirably wide territory . The stories here are remarkably free of factitious, "issues"-style controversies yet manage to convey genuine lessons about life."--"The Washington Post" "With an impressive list of contributors, including Joan Bauer, Tamora Pierce, David Lubar, and Suzanne Fisher Staples, this collection offers a bit of everything [it] manages at once to entertain and surprise while offering a feeling of hopefulness .A strong collection that surprises and delights with every turn of the page."--"VOYA" [5Q/4P/J/S) "Readers will recognize many of the teen characters in the 14 stories in this collection, which encompasses a broad range of common themes . The stories reflect diverse time periods, locations, and cultures as well (a few are set in the Middle East and Asia), and several selections encourage thought about deeper issues .A stellar roundup of writers--among them Joan Bauer, David Lubar, Tamora Pierce and Sharon Dennis Wyeth--contributed tales .Try this on readers not typically drawn to fantasy."--"Booklist " "
About M. Jerry Weiss
M. Jerry Weiss is Distinguished Service Professor of Communications Emeritus, New Jersey City University. A teacher, writer, and lecturer, he has won numerous awards and honors, including the 1997 International Reading Association Special Service Award and the National Council of Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award. Helen S. Weiss is an author and scholar of humor. Jerry and Helen Weiss are editors of two previous anthologies: "From One Experience to Another" and "Lost & Found. "They live in Montclair, New Jersey.