168 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
How'd he do that? -- Every trip is a quest (except when it's not) -- Nice to eat with you: acts of communion -- If it's square, it's a sonnet -- Now where have I seen him before? -- When in doubt, it's from Shakespeare... -- ...Or the Bible -- Hanseldee and Greteldum -- It's Greek to me -- It's more than just rain or snow or springtime -- Is that a symbol? -- It's all political -- Geography matters -- One story -- Marked for greatness -- He's blind for a reason, you know -- It's never just heart disease... and rarely just illness -- Don't read with your eyes -- Is he serious? And other ironies -- A test case.
Selected by a master storyteller and beloved New York Times best-selling author, the 16 stories in this menagerie will introduce teen readers to a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anyplace but in the richness of the imagination.