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 pages | 4.95 in x 7.5 in
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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

Audience ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7