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ISBN: 0142401587
Author: Charles De Lint
Language: English
Publisher: Firebird; Reprint edition (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 416
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 117
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Waifs and Strays Part 1 by O Henry PART I TWELVE STORIES CONTENTS The Red Roses of Tonia Round The Circle The Rubber Plant’s Story Out of Nazareth . Charles de lint series: Newford.

Waifs and Strays Part 1 by O Henry PART I TWELVE STORIES CONTENTS The Red Roses of Tonia Round The Circle The Rubber Plant’s Story Out of Nazareth Confessions of . Other author's books: Dreams Underfoot.

Waifs and Strays had been listed in the teen section of my local used bookstore, but I'd really say that any age can read these stories and identify with them.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Waifs and Strays had been listed in the teen section of my local used bookstore, but I'd really say that any age can read these stories and identify with them. Maybe as adults you might be further away from your teen years than you'd like, but de Lint has a way of making these characters so easily related to that just about anyone can sink into them. I'd absolutely recommend this collection to any fan of urban fantasy. There's a good reason that this book won an award and why de Lint is so well loved.

Waifs and Strays book. Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers&150a collection for teen and adult readers alike.

Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Waifs and Strays (Viking, hardcover, October 2002) is my first Young Adult collection, gathering stories written throughout my career that feature teenage protagonists. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend-all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint's vivid, original world. No one does it better. The cover art is by John Jude Palencar.

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Charles de Lint is a thirteen-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award, and eight of his books were chosen for the . Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

Charles de Lint is a thirteen-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award, and eight of his books were chosen for the reader-selected Modern Library Top 100 Books of the Twentieth Century. His best-selling and award-winning work has always featured teenage characters. Here, at long last, is a collection of his stories about teenagers-a book for teen and adult alike.

Charles de Lint takes us once again into lands infused and transformed by magic. Magic that grows in the roots of old oaks and dances by moonlight among standing stones. Magic that sleeps in an old soldier's eyes and glows in the gaze of a phantom stag. Publishers Weekly When it comes to urban waifs and strays, Ottawa fantasy writer Charles de Lint has his own unusual take, creating in his fiction a fantastic world populated by artists, musicians, booksellers, scholars, runaways and, well, magic. With The Very Best of Charles de Lint, the author, who is also a musician, has created a greatest-hits set with a twist.

Firebird fantasy"-Spine. Chiefly a collection of previously published (1986-2001) stories

Firebird fantasy"-Spine. Chiefly a collection of previously published (1986-2001) stories. Merlin dreams in the Mondream Wood - There's no such thing - Sisters - Fairy dust - Wish named Arnold - Wooden bones - Graceless child - Tattoo on her heart - Stick - May this be your last sorrow - One Chance - Alone - But for the grace

Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. From one of the fantasy genre's greatest trailblazers, Waifs and Strays is a must-read

Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. From one of the fantasy genre's greatest trailblazers, Waifs and Strays is a must-read. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories for teen and adult readers alike.

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From one of the fantasy genre's greatest trailblazers, Waifs and Strays is a must-read. Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind, many of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

Comments:

TheSuspect
You can rely on De Lint for insightful examination of how people feel and think, presented in a beautifully written, engaging, entertaining, fanciful tale.
Vivados
Charles DeLint is my favorite author and I've read almost everything I have found that he has written. I was excited with 'Waifs and Strays' since all but 3 of the included stories were new to me. I really enjoyed the introduction to each story as he explains when each was written and for which publication; and I was especially impressed with his introduction to "May This Be Your Last Sorrow". You gotta read this, especially if you are a fan of DeLint's.
ACOS
I am a huge fan of Charles de Lint and am trying to build my collection of his writing.
I received this novel on time and in great condition.
I'm only halfway through the book, but am loving it so far!
Zahisan
Charles DeLint is probably one of the best modern day writers and this book is wonderful. Charles DeLint never disappoints.
Livina
This was my first real brush with Charles de Lint's work and I have to say, I'm hooked. He has this way of telling a story that really immerses you in whatever he has to tell and making you really want to care about what happens next.

There are several great stories in here, although I'll admit that I liked some more than others. I absolutely loved the one about a wish with its own identity and personality. It was really well written and helps show exactly why some of the things would unfold the way they did. Others, such as the stories about vampirism and sisterhood, give off a sense of melancholy and a little bit of hope.

Waifs and Strays had been listed in the teen section of my local used bookstore, but I'd really say that any age can read these stories and identify with them. Maybe as adults you might be further away from your teen years than you'd like, but de Lint has a way of making these characters so easily related to that just about anyone can sink into them.

I'd absolutely recommend this collection to any fan of urban fantasy. There's a good reason that this book won an award and why de Lint is so well loved. Sure, there will always be people who won't like a collection or author for one reason or another, but this is one of those collections that will be a fairly safe bet for most readers.
Bys
I particilarly like de Lint's Newford stories and novels but this very special collection of stories with varied settings is an excellent choice for adolescents, their teachers, libraries and schools. This wonderful short story anthology is de Lint's short fiction with teen protagonists. There's two Maisie Flood stories that take place in Newford; she's just off the street herself, but lives with an adult developmentally disabled man Tommy and a great number of castoff dogs ("Waifs and Strays" and "But for the Grace Go I"). "Stick" takes place in Bordertown. The eponymous martial arts expert defends a halfling from some Bloods, the band Horn Dance to defend him in turn, with music. "There's No Such Thing" and "Sisters" are charming, funny and a little sad teenage vampire stories set around Ottawa.
Vijora
Wonderfully enjoyable entertainment, and extremely well-written, this book's short stories delve into a world each of their own. Magic, deception, and good versus evil all collide to form a well blended book of short stories. Each story has its own individuality and strength, with its own set of unique characters.
Two sample stories:
---- The first story is called Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood. It is about a girl who, when she has terrible nightmares, goes into her uncle's garden (whom she lives with) and upon dropping off to sleep on the garden's bench under a large tree, encounters a tree boy. He makes the dreams go away. Soon after the dreams ended, she stopped going to the garden at night. And so, years later when she is looking out of her bedroom window, sees the tree, and decides that night to go and search for the tree boy. A story of trust of memories.
---- The second story is about two sisters. Appoline and Cassandra. This story is written in chapters, alternating with each sisters point of view. Appoline is tweleve, and has a congentital birth defect. One leg is shorter then the other. She doesn't care so much about that, she really wants to find out what her sister is hiding from her.
Her sister, Cassandra is sixteen or seventeen, and has...a secret. She is a vampire. And plans to turn her sister, whom she has watched suffer too long, on HER sixteenth birthday.
Also a story of trust and magic.

Great book. Hope this review helped you learn more about the book.
Enjoy!
I love fantasy, and I was expecting the usual. This is not the usual! I don't really like reading short stories, either, but these read like they really happened, and were reported yesterday in the newspapers. Quite different, really! Some of the stories I yearned to be full-blown novels, especially "Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood". When's the last time someone brought Merlin back to you? I miss him! Some, like "The Graceless Child", were haunting and eerie. The vampire sisters in "Sisters" was thought provoking!
Altogether, and interesting read.

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