Some of the Kinder Planets

Some of the Kinder Planets

Book - 1993
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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.

Publisher: Toronto, ONT Douglas & McIntyre (Groundwood), 1993, 2000
ISBN: 9780888994189
Branch Call Number: J F Wy
Characteristics: 136p
Alternative Title: 3rd paperback edition


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paulajohanson Sep 13, 2011

I particularly like the first story, Night of the Pomegranate. This is one that I am showing to my colleagues who teach. This is a great story for getting inside the head of a child character who didn't have a properly-completed science project, but did science study -- and because her teacher knew the right kind of questions to ask her, that learning experience showed. Plus, it's a funny story as well, which always helps.

Twoey Gray
Jul 26, 2008

The title story is certainly the best in the collection and is worth reading, but a couple of the others are pretty bad. However, the good and the bad balance out and earn this book its award sticker.

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