Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap

Birthday Surprises Ten Great Stories to Unwrap This unique collection of short stories celebrates the creative power of imagination At Hurwitz s invitation well known children s authors have written pieces based on a single premise a young pers

  • Title: Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap
  • Author: Johanna Hurwitz
  • ISBN: 9780688152956
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • This unique collection of short stories celebrates the creative power of imagination At Hurwitz s invitation 10 well known children s authors have written pieces based on a single premise a young person finds an empty box among his or her birthday gifts The enormously varied responses range in tone from amusing to heartwarmingly sad all provide food for thought.An This unique collection of short stories celebrates the creative power of imagination At Hurwitz s invitation 10 well known children s authors have written pieces based on a single premise a young person finds an empty box among his or her birthday gifts The enormously varied responses range in tone from amusing to heartwarmingly sad all provide food for thought.An excellent surprise package School Library Journal.

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    • Johanna Hurwitz

      Johanna Hurwitz is the author of than 60 children s books These include RUSSELL SPROUTS, BASEBALL FEVER, PEEWEE S TALE, SQUIRREL WORLD, MIGHTY MONTY and THE HOT COLD SUMMER In addition, she has written several biographies for young readers including ones about Anne Frank and Helen Keller Her books have won many children s choice awards from states where readers vote for their favorite books.



    186 thoughts on “Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap

    • Written by children's and young adults' authors, this collection of short stories is based on the premise of receiving an empty box as a birthday present.Of the array, two were suited for reading to students; one was a poem by Karla Kuskin, "The Birthday of Madeleine Blore". I am not generally fond of rhyming poetry; it often feels deadly to be captured by its meter tapping away like a woodpecker on the roof. But Kuskin, one can see, intends more than meter as she breaks rules and plays with rhy [...]


    • I enjoyed reading Birthday Susprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap by Johanna Hurwitz. I thought this book was good because although all of the 10 stories were on (kind of) the same main idea, they were so diffrent. My favorite was the one with Dianne and her friend gave her an empty box for her birthday. She did this because all of Dianne's promises were 'empty', just like the box. I liked the story behind that one the most. As I was reading this book I was always on the friends side. I think th [...]


    • I read this collection of short stories years ago when it was first published, but haven't used it in awhile so I just reread all of the stories this morning - so glad I did! I will definitely read aloud some of the short stories next year - students will love the mystery of figuring out the meaning of the empty box in each story and may even inspire them to write their own birthday stories with an empty box! Some of my favorite stories in this collection are: No Such Thing by Ann M. Martin Don' [...]


    • This was lots of fun and really cute. Sone of the stories were felt young, and it is a kids book, i just prefer uppeer middle grade to lower middle grade. Also while i liked the idea of an anthology of stories all based on the same premise, it did mean that some of the stories were predictable. But on the whoole i really enjoyed this book. I loved all tthe different takes on the premise and it was a nice break from serious high stakes stuff.




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