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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 11 years
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192780131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192780133
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Praise for Short! 'Each [story is] a masterpiece of brevity and narrative skill' (Carousel)

. . . this is a brilliant book . . . (TES)

. . . an espresso-cup collection which condenses the author's distinguished career as a reteller of folk-tales into bite-sized fables with a strong after-taste effect. (Literary Review)

Praise for Kevin Crossley-Holland 'Crossley-Holland retells old folk tales better than anyone else alive.' (Lynn Gardner, The Guardian)

Praise for The Seeing Stone '...as bright and as vivid as pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound.' (Philip Pullman (Guardian Children's Book Supplement))

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Over 40 stories in one book - ideal inspiration for short story writers

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These stories are good for everyday reading practice. Not too onerous for afterschool practice when they really don't want to do any more work. After reading a story we do a few spallings fom it and we are all done in about 20 mins. Little and often. Glad I bought it.
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I bought this book for my class of 9-11 year olds and they love it, the stories can be used for creative writing, studying grammar or just quiet reading, excellent book!
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This is the sixth book in the series of either short stories or short poems. This new book is the first to be published for a few years and is the usual mix of humorous, tragic, frightening and clever tales. Apart from the obvious unifying feature that they are all short, they are also effective and memorable.
Many are similar to other stories that have appeared over the years but this collection brings them together and others are completely original. Who could fail to feel a brief breeze of unease when they read "Nightmare" or laugh out loud when they read "Hairy"?
The stories are so enjoyable that I know a teacher who has purchased this latest tome as this former literacy coordinator wants to complete their collection and to enjoy these yarns, even though they have no class of students to share them with anymore!
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I love flash stories and this was a good selection of these very short stories, which surprise and make you to read on and on.
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As a supply teacher, my year five pupils love a little bit of horror at the end of the day. Nothing too weird but well pitched for older KS2.
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