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  • Published: New York : Dutton, c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 259 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 770

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  • 0525468188
  • 9780525468189

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Twice told : original stories inspired by original art

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Sha-la-la / -- Floater / -- Alejandro / -- Saying no to Nick / -- Just a couple of girls talking haiku / -- Ruby / -- What I did last summer / -- Word of the day / -- Hope springs eternal / -- Approximate cost of loving Caroline / -- Angel's food / -- Chocolate almond torte / -- Rebecca / -- Bunny boy / -- Essie and Clem / -- God of St. James and Vine / -- Smells like Kafka / -- Habitat for humanity /

Presents nine drawings by a single illustrator, each of which has been translated into a story by two different authors writing about what they imagine is going on in the picture.

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stories from art

Twice Told is a collection of 18 stories from popular YA authors, inspired by 9 original drawings by Scott Hunt. Some of the authors chose to use the drawings as illustrations of key scenes in their stories, while others incorporated them as pieces of artwork that appear within their stories. Perhaps the best part of this collection was the way it 'illustrated' how differently two people can interpret and imagine the same image. Some of the stories were more compelling than others. I especially liked Ron Koertge's and Bruce Coville's contributions which both centered on friendship and the difficulties of life in very creative ways. Some stories were less memorable, but all were highly readable. Twice Told is highly recommended, though some themes, e.g. suicide, rape, and patricide, may be too mature for younger readers.

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