Bambert's Book of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung

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ONE DAY, MR. Bambert, a sweet but shy man, decides to send 11 stories out into the world. He attaches them to little hot-air balloons and lets them go on windy nights with a letter asking that whoever finds them send them back. Wherever the stories are returned from is where they will be set. The 11th story is blank—Bambert hopes it will write itself. Slowly the stories come back, with postmarks from all over the world, including one from the past. All that’s left is the last one, the one that has to write itself. . . .

In this magical little story with a twist, the power of kindness, stories, and hope is woven together to create a soul-warming, poignant tale that readers will want to read again and again.

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About Reinhardt Jung

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Reinhardt Jung was born in Germany in 1949. After working as a journalist and advertising copywriter, he joined an international children's organization, and later became head of children's broadcasting in Stuttgart in 1992. Mr. Jung died in 1999. Anthea Bell is a well-known translator of German and French.
Published March 25, 2009 by Yearling. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Reclusive Bambert feels trapped in his dwarf’s body, but finds solace in stories he writes: about a boy who encounters a dying whale, a wise princess who will marry only the one who brings her the key to truth, a group of poets and philosophers who escape prison with the help of a sunbeam, and se...

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Still, Bloom's unexpected role in the novel is a clever contrivance, and Bambert's belief in stories as living, breathing contributors to life's meaning may well intrigue book lovers and aspiring writers.

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The Bookbag

Summary: Bambert releases his stories from his attic window and waits to see from where they will return.

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Suite 101

political spin, greed for gold, and worship of royalty.

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