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Trust Me Too

Trust Me Too

Trust Me Too comprises work from over 50 of Australia's leading children's authors and illustrators. Separated into genres such as crime, adventure, romance, science fiction and fantasy, it truly covers all aspects of the classical anthology. It contains fiction, illustrations... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921665936
Published 1 June 2012 by Ford Street Publishing
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Collins, Paul

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ISBN-13 9781921665936
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Ford Street Publishing
Imprint Ford Street Publishing
Publication Date 1 June 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) Edited by Collins, Paul
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Australian
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-8
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Interest Age 4-12 years
Reading Age 4-12 years
Number of Pages 497
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code A823.00
Catalogue Code 303969

Description of this Electronic Book

A companion to Ford Street's hugely successful 2008 anthology, Trust Me! Set out in no-nonsense easy to read contents pages, fifty-seven authors and illustrators display their wares with every genre represented-including poetry and graphics.
SF fans will be hard-pressed to find a more thought-provoking and deeply disturbing tale than Michael Gerard Bauer's, Oh Brother, What Art Thou? If it's a ghost story you crave, then Janeen Brian's, What Goes Around, or Kirsty Murray's, The Night Swimmer are sure to please. There is a full course of fantasy on offer by authors so well known they need no introduction-as well as adventure, crime, humour, romance and horror. Perhaps the most sobering and important inclusion in this anthology: Di Bates' heart-wrenching fact-based story, Child Slave Crusader.
As Judith Ridge states in her introduction: 'There are many more stories and poems, and many more writers within the pages of this collection-too many to name all in this introduction, but all of which offer something to enthral and to entertain, to challenge and to inspire.'
There is nothing more perfect for today's multi-tasking young person than the short story. These shorts require little chewing; in fact they can be easily swallowed whole and are every bit as satisfying that the meat and three veg novel. The only downside to the short story is that in many cases they are so tasty we gluttonous connoisseurs are left wanting more.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Finally, a companion to Ford Street's hugely successful 2008 anthology, Trust Me! is here. And nothing in the marketplace can match it for either variety or value for money. Set out in no-nonsense easy to read contents pages, fifty-seven authors and illustrators display their wares with every genre represented-including poetry and graphics. With such names as: Isobelle Carmody, Ian Irvine, Meredith Costain, Shaun Tan and Bill Condon, I don't see how this book can possibly fail to impress.

SF fans will be hard-pressed to find a more thought-provoking and deeply disturbing tale than Michael Gerard Bauer's, Oh Brother, What Art Thou? If it's a ghost story you crave, then Janeen Brian's, What Goes Around, or Kirsty Murray's, The Night Swimmer are sure to please. There is a full course of fantasy on offer by authors so well known they need no introduction-as well as adventure, crime, humour, romance and horror. I will never see my local Woollies in quite the same light after reading Michael Pryor's, Shop Till You Drop. And I mustn't neglect to mention perhaps the most sobering and important inclusion in this anthology: Di Bates' heart-wrenching fact-based story, Child Slave Crusader. Forever more I'll be reminded of Iqbal Masih's fate whenever I see ads on TV for ridiculously cheap department store clothing and rugs.

As Judith Ridge states in her introduction: 'There are many more stories and poems, and many more writers within the pages of this collection-too many to name all in this introduction, but all of which offer something to enthral and to entertain, to challenge and to inspire.'

There is nothing more perfect for today's multi-tasking young person than the short story. Many will vow the short story has died a slow death over the years, but I refuse to believe it. These shorts require little chewing; in fact they can be easily swallowed whole and are every bit as satisfying that the meat and three veg novel. The only downside to the short story is that in many cases they are so tasty we gluttonous connoisseurs are left wanting more. - Ivana Wright

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Author's Bio

Paul Collins edited the successful Trust Me! in 2008. He co-edited with Meredith Costain four boxed sets of fiction (Spinouts) for which they won the Aurealis Award. He edited The Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy and received the William Atheling Award. He also won the inaugural Peter McNamara Award. Paul himself is an accomplished writer, having published over 120 books including The Jelindel Chronicles, The Earthborn Wars, seven titles in The Quentaris Chronicles and the thrilling space espionage series, The Maximus Black Files. The final instalment, The Only Game in the Galaxy, was released in September 2013.

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