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Scott William Carter
SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER's first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published ten novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide... show more

SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER's first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published ten novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His most recent book for younger readers, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children. Find out more about him at scottwilliamcarter.com, where he blogs regularly about publishing, libraries, education, technology, creativity, and the need for a healthy "plugged / unplugged" approach to modern life. And other stuff, of course.
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
Is this the best collection of fairy tale retellings? No. The book is about half good and half bad. Stand out stories include:"Shall We Dance" by C. S. Friedman. This is story has a very good line about dung. Honest."Bitter Fruit" by Rosemary Edgehill. The type of spooky story you have to read...
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wealhtheow rated it 13 years ago
Out of 20 short stories, only three didn't induce nausea or boredom. Rosemary Edghill's "Bitter Fruit: A Tale of Crownland" was a grown up and viscerally disturbing story about a woman who seeks justice. Scott William Carpenter's "Heart of Stone," in which a calculating Medusa experiments with wha...
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