We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to life, students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literature.
The humor of Mark Twain...the suspense of Edgar Allan Poe...the danger of Jack London...the sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield. Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An interesting tale of an old bee-man who goes out into the world to find his true nature. A nice mix of real life and fantasy, the book gets somewhat dark towards the second half as the characters talk to demons about getting their energy "toned up". The ending falls somewhat flat, but overall a neat read. Pretty good illustrations too.
A children's book for intelligent adults! Stockton wrote it more than one hundred years ago but it resonates in today's world. The bee-man is a contented person.At peace with his bees he 'walked among them, ate his meals, and went to sleep without the slightest fear of being stung.' Because a junior sorcerer declares that the Bee Man MUST have been magically transformed (why else would anyone want to live with bees?) a quest begins. Only after he discovers his 'previous self' can he be restored to it. Thereby hangs the tale!This lovely book is a welcome counterpoint to discussions of self-identity. It is a book not to be missed!