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Title Best shorts : favorite short stories for sharing / selected by Avi with Carolyn Shute ; [with an afterword by Katherine Paterson ; illustrations by Chris Raschka].

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
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Description ix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Rogue wave / by Theodore Taylor -- The caller / by Robert D. San Souci -- Scout's honor / by Avi -- The dog of Pompeii / by Louis Untermeyer -- Lafff / by Lensey Namioka -- Rip Van Winkle / by Washington Irving -- Nuts / by Natalie Babbitt -- Flight of the swan / by Marian Flandrick Bray -- Ho-Ichi the Earless / by Rafe Martin -- The lady who put salt in her coffee / by Lucrecia P. Hale -- The town cats / by Lloyd Alexander -- Zlatah the goat / by Isaac Bashevis Singer -- To starch a spook / by Andrew Benedict -- The night of the pomegranates / by Tim Wynne-Jones -- The librarian and the robbers / by Margaret Mahy -- The woman in the snow / by Patricia McKissack -- The binnacle boy / by Paul Fleischman -- The baby in the night deposit box / by Megan Whalen Turner -- The circuit / by Francisco Jimenez -- The Widow Carey's chickens / by Gerald Hausman -- The special powers of Blossom Culp / by Richard Peck -- A white heron / by Sarah Orne Jewett -- Jimmy takes vanishing lessons / by Walter R. Brooks -- The lady or the tiger? / by Frank Stockton.
Summary Presents a collection of old and new short stories for young readers including "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "The Town Cats" by Lloyd Alexander, and "Scout's Honor" by Avi.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 6.1 13 110336
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.1 13 110336
Subject Short stories -- Juvenile fiction.
Added Author Avi, 1937-
Shute, Carolyn.
Paterson, Katherine.
Raschka, Christopher, illustrator.
ISBN 0618476032
Standard No. 9780618476039
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