Strange Happenings by Avi
Five Tales of Transformation

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Children become cats and birds, a once-invisible young woman pieces herself back together, and the identity of a mysterious baseball mascot is uncovered—all within this eclectic collection from master storyteller Avi. By turns chilling, ethereal, and surreal, these thought-provoking tales are sure to engage anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to become someone—or something—else.

About Avi

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Lynne Ewing is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Moon series, and the popular companion series Sons of the Dark and Sisters of Isis. Ms. Ewing lives in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, DC.
Published September 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 172 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The lead story, “Bored Tom,” sets the tenor when a bored boy trades places with a cat because he wants to sleep a lot.

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In the first and last pairs of stories, deft narratives consciously incorporate the wry omniscience and plainspoken diction of traditional folk tellings For the centerpiece, ""Curious,"" Avi, while still probing an ancient moral (""curiosity killed the cat"") adopts a matter-of-fact tone and mode...

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He explains to Tom the difficulty of transforming back into a human and that many of the cats in the deserted building are boys and girls who thought they were bored as well.

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