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Title Noisy outlaws, unfriendly blobs, and some other things that aren't as scary, maybe, depending on how you feel about lost lands, stray cellphones, creatures from the sky, parents who disappear in Peru, a man named Lars Farf, and one other story we couldn't quite finish, so maybe you could help us out / [stories by Nick Hornby ... and others] ; edited by Ted Thompson with Eli Horowitz ; [with an introduction & almost half a story by Lemony Snicket].

Published San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, [2005]
©2005

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Physical description 202 pages : colour illustrations, 1 folded out colour map ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction / Lemony Snicket -- Small country / Nick Hornsby -- Lars Farf, excessively fearful father and husband / George Saunders -- Monster / Kelly Link -- The contests at Cowlick / Richard Kennedy -- Each sold separately / Jon Scieszka -- Seymour's last wish / Sam Swope -- Grimble / Clement Freud -- Spoony-E & Spandy-3 vs. the Purple Hordes / James Kochalka -- Sunbird / Neil Gaiman -- The Aces phone / Jeanne DuPrau -- The sixth borough / Jonathan Safran Foer.
Summary A collection of scary, bizarre stories includes previously unpublished tales from Jon Scieskza, Kelly Link, George Saunders, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Hornby, and others. The collection includes previously unpublished children's stories from Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated), Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline), Kelly Link (Stranger Than Fiction), and Jon Scieskza (Stinky Cheese Man). The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest involving a story written partly by Lemony Snicket, partly by thousands of children. Annotation. Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, A Book of Noisy Outlaws, Evil Marauders, and Some Other Things . . . features some of today's best authors spinning new tales ranging from the spooky to the strange. George Saunders tells the story of a father who takes caution to dangerous extremes in "Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband." In "ACES by Phone," a small boy finds a cell phone that lets him listen in on the thoughts of dogs, and in "Small Country," Nick Hornby introduces a country too small for a postal system but, unfortunately for one bookish boy, just big enough for a football team. Each story features full-color illustrations by artists including Barry Blitt, Lane Smith, David Heatley, and Marcel Dzama. The collection includes previously unpublished children's stories from Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated), Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline), Kelly Link (Stranger Than Fiction), and Jon Scieskza (Stinky Cheese Man). The dust jacket folds into a unique aerogram, which factors into a special contest involving a story written partly by Lemony Snicket, partly by thousands of children.
Other formats Also issued online.
Other author Thompson, Ted.
Horowitz, Eli.
Gaiman, Neil.
Scieszka, Jon.
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
Hornby, Nick.
Snicket, Lemony.
Saunders, George, 1958-
Link, Kelly.
Kennedy, Richard, 1932-
Swope, Sam.
Freud, Clement, 1924-2009.
Kochalka, James.
DuPrau, Jeanne.
Subject Short stories, American -- 21st century.
Short stories.
Horror tales.
Variant Title Outlaws, blobs, & other things.
ISBN 1932416358
9781932416350