Shelf life : stories by the book / edited by Gary Paulsen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2003.
Description: xi, 173 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Children's stories, American.
Books and reading Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading Fiction.
Contents: In your hat / Ellen Conford -- Escape / Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Follow the water / Jennifer L. Holm -- Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 / A. LaFaye -- Tea party ends in bloody massacre, film at 11 / Gregory Maguire -- What's a fellow to do / Kathleen Karr -- Wet hens / Ellen Wittlinger -- The good deed / Marion Dane Bauer -- Barcarole for paper and bones / M.T. Anderson -- Clean sweep / Joan Bauer.
Summary: Ten short stories in which the lives of young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books.