Lord of the Fries and Other Stories by Tom Wynne-Jones

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This wonderfully wise and witty new collection is full of surprises as ordinary kids in offbeat situations uncover the unexpected--about themselves and others. In the title story, Carrie and Sam discover that while the Lord of the Fries, a legendary short--very short!--order cook at the Burger Barn, talks tough, he is anything but. In "Ick" Garnet and Brody find a clever way to use ick, the strange disease that killed Brody's goldfish, to protect a friend from the advances of a teacher. In "The Bermuda Triangle," a story full of missing things--buried treasure, a father, and even a young boy's voice--Billy Bones, an odd old man, and Jim Hawkins, a grieving young boy, find the unexpected gift of friendship. These stories, seven in all, shine with unforgettable characters, wry humor, and, best of all, a sense of the possible.
 

About Tom Wynne-Jones

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Tim Wynne-Jones has won numerous awards for his work, including an Edgar Award, the Governor General's Literary Award, and a Boston Globe?Horn Book Award. He is a faculty member at Vermont College, teaching courses in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. He is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the novel The Uninvited and the popular Rex Zero books. Tim Wynne-Jones lives in Ontario with his family.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by House of Anansi / Not Applicable. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the title story, two nosey young people invade the privacy of a surly short-order cook and then have to decide whether or not to go public with the heartwarming human interest story they discover.

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