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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

by Kelly  Link and Gavin J. Grant

Published by Candlewick Press, 2014
467 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩636-64732

Ages 13 and Older

There is a supernatural element to all fifteen of the short stories in this collection that explores the idea of what抯 monstrous various beasts and ghosts and other-worldly powers abound but at their most fascinating the works traverse the space between the physical manifestations of monstrousness and what抯 monstrous in terms of thinking and behaving and believing elements of our being human. Even the weight of grieving can be monstrous. From the reinvention of traditional monsters to fresh, creative world-building, the collection showcases finely crafted storytelling in a range of moods and styles, including M. T. Anderson抯 換uick Hill, somber, tense, and tender; and Alice Sola Kim抯 sharply funny and poignant 揗others Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying. The contributors come from literary worlds of both young adult literature and fantasy and science fiction.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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