Some of the Kinder Planets

Some of the Kinder Planets

Written by: Wynne-Jones, Tim
ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

Meet someone new… Harriet, who sees Mars and tastes pomengranates -- all in one day; Cluny, a girl who wants to publish a magazine for people with weird names; Ky, who lives in a geodesic dome deep in the country; Fletcher, the survivor of an almost fatal illness, who decides to paste the names of exotic places he would like to visit on his chest and stomach; Edward George, who made a discovery and became famous -- famous and forgotten -- on a hot day in 1867.

You'll get to know them all in Some of the Kinder Plants -- nine stories full of humor, surprise, fear and wonder, peopled by characters who are just like you, and yet very, very different.

Meet someone new… Harriet, who sees Mars and tastes pomengranates -- all in one day; Cluny, a girl who wants to publish a magazine for people with weird names; Ky, who lives in a geodesic dome deep in the country; Fletcher, the survivor of an almost fatal illness, who decides to paste the names of exotic places he would like to visit on his chest and stomach; Edward George, who made a discovery and became famous -- famous and forgotten -- on a hot day in 1867.

You'll get to know them all in Some of the Kinder Plants -- nine stories full of humor, surprise, fear and wonder, peopled by characters who are just like you, and yet very, very different.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Oct 1, 2000
Specifications 136 pages | 4.95 in x 7.5 in
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TIM WYNNE-JONES is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty-five books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. His short-story collections include Some of the Kinder Planets, Book of Changes and Lord of the Fries. He is also known for his Rex Zero series. Recently, he wrote the young-adult novels The Ruinous Sweep; Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews; and Blink & Caution, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Tim is also the recipient of the Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012, he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Audience ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

Long-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, 1995

Winner, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 1994

Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 1993

Winner, Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, 1993

“Funny and full of pithy, corkscrew logic and unique, unforgettable characters.” —Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

“Tim Wynne-Jones...has a good feel for young people...an outstanding collection of...contemporary fiction.” —Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

"Funny and full of pithy, corkscrew logic and unique, unforgettable characters." — Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

"Tim Wynne-Jones...has a good feel for young people...an outstanding collection of...contemporary fiction." — Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

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