* “White Reindeer”?Lost on a Norwegian mountain, DJ faces rock slides, raging waterfalls and other challenges. Miraculously, a white reindeer appears and leads her to safety.
* “Kudzu Monster”?An unlikely love story involving a young frontier girl and the Kudzu Monster who saves her life.
* “Trapped in Beaumaris Castle”?Gwyn agrees to spend the night in a haunted castle. What he sees finally puts to rest a 700-year-old question: How did the king's archer die?
* “Grandmother Lyons' Tales”?True stories about a tornado, a Civil War love story, a scam, a premonition saving two lives and a scary Rag Man.
* “12 Tales of Wonder” plus “12 Stories for the Young At Heart”?Exciting adventures involving ghosts, wishes, secrets, bullies, animals, amazing characters, a Broccoli Monster, fairy godmothers, magic and fun.
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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