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Waifs and Strays

Waifs and Strays( )
Author: de Lint, Charles
ISBN:978-0-14-240158-3
Publication Date:Jun 2004
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Firebird
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $8.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 8.4 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.85 Pounds
Author Biography
De Lint, Charles (Author)
Charles de Lint, an extraordinarily prolific writer of fantasy works, was born in the Netherlands in 1951. Due to his father's work as a surveyor, the family lived in many different places, including Canada, Turkey, and Lebanon. De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction.

De Lint originally wanted to play Celtic music. He only began to write seriously to provide an artist friend with stories to illustrate. The combination of the success of his work, The Fane of the Grey Rose (which he later developed into the novel The Harp of the Grey Rose), the loss of his job in a record store, and the support of his wife, Mary Ann, helped encourage de Lint to pursue writing fulltime. After selling three novels in one year, his career soared and he has become a most successful fantasy writer.

De Lint's works include novels, novellas, short stories, chapbooks, and verse. He also publishes under the pseudonyms Wendelessen, Henri Cuiscard, and Jan Penalurick. He has received many awards, including the 2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection for Moonlight and Vines, the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award, as well as the Great Lakes Great Books Award for his young adult novel The Blue Girl. His novel Widdershins won first place, Amazon.com Editors' Picks: Top 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2006. In 1988 he won Canadian SF/Fantasy Award, the Casper, now known as the Aurora for his novel Jack, the Giant Killer. Also, de Lint has been a judge for the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

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