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Classic Short Story Information and Reviews

A Long Way From Chicago A Novel In Stories star
It’s not unusual to find a book of great short stories. However, sometimes we find a surprise lesson! Let’s explore a book that is a novel written in eight short stories. Authored by Richard Peck, this novel is entertaining and inspirational to short story readers and writers.

The Fable star
As children, we may have experienced our very first short stories at bedtime. These little stories may have included a hidden life lesson. At a young age, we unknowingly absorbed these teaching messages. These types of short stories are referred to as fables.

The Other Wife by Colette star
L'Autre Femme — 1922, translated The Other Woman or The Other Wife, was authored by French writer, Colette. It’s an excellent example of a vignette. In this article, we explore the author, story, and style of literature as well as a current movie about Colette’s life.

The Two Sisters Short Story star
This English fairy tale isn’t only fun for Halloween, it’s also a tame treat for a tingling startle . . . or two. Don’t let the term fairy tale put you off. I promise there is plenty of creepiness in this yarn of two siblings, one witch, along with talking bread, apples and cows.

Weekly Reader Stories of Strange Happenings star
The first issue of Weekly Reader for the classroom was published in Columbus, Ohio on September 21, 1928. The publisher, American Education Publications, also produced fiction and nonfiction books for children. In this article, we look at one of their vintage short story books.

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