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by Jane Yolen

In these twelve modern myths and tales for the young and the young at heart, Jane Yolen transforms the impossible into the familiar and real. Among the outlandish wonders are an Alice grown tough in Wonderland, a dear--but dead--mother’s homecoming, a bridge that longs for a goat-eating troll, and a mutiny among Peter Pan’s troops.
Download Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Stories epub
ISBN: 0152015248
ISBN13: 978-0152015244
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Jane Yolen
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (September 15, 1997)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1351 kb
FB2 size: 1656 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 360
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My 11-year-olds find these stories rather disturbing, and I think they would be too juvenile for older kids, I'm not sure what her audience is for these stories. Jane Yolen has done much better work, IMO.
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What can I say ? I am a Yolen fan, and this book of short stories doesn't disappoint. I Love it.
Short stories a great for teachers to read in down time or parents as bedtime stories. A few stories can be a little scary for some kids.

Wonderful book, highly reccommend!
Great condition!
I began this beautiful day by finishing Jane Yolen's TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST . . . and then had breakfast. I was going to discuss favorite stories from the collection, but found I couldn’t choose, all so good, even or especially the introduction and afterward, insights into the process of creating good writing.
I’ll share a few lessons, if I can manage it without spoiling any endings. A hero needs courage and laughter, sometimes it’s better to rise up out of the ashes, singing,
sometimes the hero can best serve by equipping others with good tools, love can conquer much
I love the homage to well-loved tales, with Alice and Max and Wendy standing up for fairness, and the Bridge’s view of trolls and goats.
I love knowing of Yolen’s Big File of ideas that need to germinate until they find their story. I’ve read that Bradbury had a drawer of outtakes for later use . . . a good lesson in not giving up on what Kristin Lems sings of as a “not yet”
I recommend this book and its insights to readers young and old, older, oldest . . . age brings even more insights. ;-)
Jane Yolen presents twelve very fine fantasy stories aimed at juvenile readers. In "Tough Alice," our Wonderland heroine must rely on her wits in order to get the better of the fearsome Jabberwocky. "Mama Gone" tells an eerie tale of a young girl who seeks to put her vampire mother's soul to rest. A family finds new beginnings on a relative's farm after a phoenix's fiery rebirth destroys their apartment building in "Phoenix Farm." Now that violence is part of New York City's past, its denizens go "Wilding" to satisfy their cravings for danger in this futuristic tale of the same title. "The Babysitter" is a creepy story about a haunted house, a babysitter, and one Halloween night. The final entry is a brilliant twist on Peter Pan, the Nebula-winning novella "Lost Girls," where Darla finds herself a prisoner of the Lost Boys in a Neverland where Captain Hook, an advocate of women's rights, is the least of her worries. A lovely collection of short tales to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Recommended for Ages 9-12.
This book contains a series of short fantasy stories about young adults in very strange situations. A new version of Alice needs to find someone to defend her from the Jabberwock, a nightmare creature in Wonderland. Mandy Jane's mother has awakened from death as a vampire, who begins to terrorize their town. Harlyn sees fairies but her aunt worries she is just crazy, like her mother.

A teenaged girl, in the process of moving into her grandmother's house, picks up a strange egg that hatches something incredible. Robert goes after the sea monster that killed his two brothers. Zena, a girl of the future, goes "wilding" in Central Park, which seems like such fun until she comes across a dead body.

Hilary thought the ritual she went through while babysitting the twins was silly, but they insisted it kept her safe from what haunts their house. Could that really be true? Brancy thinks the memory of her dead father could help to ward off the danger in their compost pile.

The Billy Goats Gruff are shown to be the villains they really are. Aliens have landed in Brandon's town, and he thinks he can figure out how to get rid of them.

A boy is born dead, but his father brings him back to life. As he grows, he is only comfortable in wintertime. Darla ends up in Never-Never Land where she finds out that, for a girl, living there isn't much fun at all.

These stories are all very strange, and some are really well told. They take fairy tales, well known children's stories and urban legends, and tweak them into something more interesting.