To test this out, our book club members each brought in a photo which was passed around the room. Each piece is considerably detailed without suggesting a story behind it. Hunt assigned two authors to each illustration and gave them free rein to interpret them resulting in this exceptional collection. Book is in Used-Good condition. Artist Scott Hunt provides 9 evocative charcoal drawings meant to inspire narration, and 18 authors for teens write short stories about them.
Fun to compare the similarities and differences they got out of the pictures and how they expanded on it. This collection may inspire others to try writing stories based on art, and English teachers could have a great time with selected works. Anyone else going to talk about the weird commentary on racism from the white guy? About this Item: Penguin Publishing Group. I'd hate to feel they really understood what we'd taken from them. I kept imagining some authors being jealous of the ones with better drawings. I feel the same way about movies. I wish someone would redo this experiment for an adult audience.
The concept of more than one person writing about the same image would be great for a creative writing class or writers group. These are just two of the offbeat and utterly captivating scenarios readers will find in this collection of stories inspired by narrative artwork. I enjoyed varying the order in which I looked at the picture and read the two stories. Remember to be a good listener and treat the challenger with respect. About this Item: Penguin Publishing Group.
It's purt' near impossible not to create a story around these. Also includes laid-in a handwritten signed thank you note from author. Hunt has enjoyed success in his chosen fields, having worked for a long list of clients on a variety of projects. I may buy this one for my personal collection! Some stories were less memorable, but all were highly readable. Of the ones that don't land, few are actually bad—they're mostly dull or cliché. It was a blast to see the similarities in themes and thought patterns that the group had, but also the stark differences. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It reminds me of exercises I always did in creative writing classes when I was a kid. I really enjoyed many of them! Perhaps the best part of this collection was the way it 'illustrated' how differently two people can interpret and imagine the same image. Next to the cake is a hatchet. I read this book a couple of months ago, and the one picture that stays with me, along with the stories with it, is the one with the elegant chocolate cake sitting pristine on a table in an immaculate kitchen.
The results are fascinating: some of the couplings are strikingly similar; others couldn't be more different, and all make terrific reading. Each of the drawings is paired with two stories from two different authors, and the difference between the stories reveals the uniqueness of each author's vision. It's a very interesting type of book, that's for sure. About this Item: Dutton Childrens Books, New York, New York, U. I'll just focus on the John Green story for which I got this. The main character lets the reader in on how things are not quite what they seem, but doesn't say it out loud to Anthologies are difficult to evaluate because of the diversity, so I won't. The authors include John Green Looking for Alaska , Ron Koertge Stoner and Spaz , M.
Some of the stories were really a perfect fit with the art. If anybody reads this and knows of a book with similar concept that´s targeted to an older audience, please do share. The premise of having two stories originating from the same piece of artwork worked effectively; furthermore it was interesting to compare the short stories of favourite authors such as , and with their other work - a peek into the mind of the author, if you will. Green's, for example, was so poor that I gave up my attempt to read it. He would observe on the occasions Bettina brought classmates over, holding his silence as those children made snide comments, turning their noses up at Bettina's less-than-elegant lifestyle. The authors include John Green , Ron Koertge , M.
I kept imagining some authors being jealous of the ones with better drawings. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. While it was an interesting exercise, none of the stories really captured me aside from one of the cake stories. The stories themselves were incredibly gripping Alex Flinn's, M. The illustrations are skillfully rendered and presented between each pair of stories.