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Groundwood Books

Some of the Kinder Planets

Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

For students in grades 4 - 7 | Published October 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780888994189

Cover of Some of the Kinder Planets

Regular price $12.95 CAD

136 pages | 7.500 in × 4.950 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Some of the Kinder Planets

Tim Wynne-Jones

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.

About the Author

Tim Wynne-Jones

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.

Awards and Praise

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 outstanding collection of...contemporary fiction." — Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

  • Winner Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, 1993
  • Winner CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 1994
  • Long-listed OLA Silver Birch Award, 1995
  • Winner Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 1993